UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Osuoha, Precious Shantelle

School of Health Professions
Occupational Therapy

Precious Osuoha is an Occupational Therapist with experience in various areas of practice with a main focus and passion in adult neurorehabilitation in the areas of dementia, cerebral vascular injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries.

Dr. Osuoha has a Bachelor degree in Science with an emphasis in Exercise Science from University of Louisiana at Lafayette (2004), Master`s in Occupational Therapy from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2007), and received a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman`s University (2017).

Dr. Osuoha teaches the Adult Neuro Process course and the Adult service delivery course. She also co-teaches doctoral capstone courses. Her primary area of research is caregiver burden and improving satisfaction with caregiving, specifically caregiving for persons with dementia. Dr. Osuoha collaborates with the School of Nursing on training caregiver dyad members on transfers, fall prevention, and environmental modification. She also works closely with nursing on The Cope Program which is designed to enhance the well-being and quality of life of individuals with dementia and the family caregiver. She provides caregiver education about the dementia and preserved capabilities of the person with dementia, caregiver training in communication techniques, behavioral management, management of their own stress, and simplification of tasks, and home modifications.

9/2017 - Present Assistant Professor UT Health San Antonio, Department of Occupational Therapy, San Antonio, TX