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Hazel L. Breland

     Hazel Breland, PhD, OTR/L

Hazel L. Breland, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for OT
Division of Occupational Therapy
151-B Rutledge Avenue, MSC 962
Charleston, SC 29425

Office: B311
843-792-1927
brelandh@musc.edu

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Education

  • Ph.D. Rehabilitation Science, University of Pittsburgh (2006)
  • MS Rehabilitation Science, University of Pittsburgh (2003)
  • BS Occupational Therapy, Howard University (2001)
  • BS Exercise Science, University of South Carolina (1997)

Areas of Teaching

  • Qualitative Methods for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice
  • Research Seminar and Research Experience
  • Clinical Correlates

Recent Grants

  • 2009 - 2013  Co-Investigator
    "Environmental Determinants of Autoimmunity among African Americans in Coastal SC"
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
    $1,554,633

 

Research Interests

  • Promoting Diversity in Health-Related Research
  • Interprofessional education, community engagement, and occupational therapy clinical education
  • Describe and investigate health disparities, functional outcomes, and health promotion and secondary prevention of persons aging with chronic conditions, persons in medically underserved areas, and medically underserved populations.
  • Develop and translate effective patient-centered interventions into clinically relevant practice with collaborations between clinical research, clinical practice environments, and actively engaged community stakeholders.

Recent Publications

  • Breland, H.L. & Ellis, C. (2015). Perceived Discrimination among Limited English Proficiency Latinos in Healthcare Settings in South Carolina. Southern Medical Journal, 108 (4):203-206.
  • Giles, A.K., Carson, N.E., Breland, H. L., Coker-Bolt, P. & Bowman, P.J. (2014). Use of Simulated Patients and Reflective Video Analysis to Assess Occupational Therapy Students’ Preparedness for Fieldwork. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68 (5S).
  • Ellis, C. & Breland, H.L. (2013). Poor Stroke-Related Risk Factor Control Even After Stroke: An Opportunity for Rehabilitation Professionals. Disability and Rehabilitation.
  • Breland, H. L. (2013).  Self-reported burden and management of arthritis in South Carolina. Southern Medical Journal, 106(5):305-309.
  • Yuen, H. K., Breland, H. L., Vogtle, L. K., Holthaus, K., Kamen, D. L.,& Sword, D. (2013). The process associated with motivation of a home-based Wii Fit exercise program among sedentary African American women with systemic lupus erythematosus. Disability and Health, 6 (1):63-68.

Recent Presentations

  • Carson, N.E., Bowman, P.J., Breland, H.L., Coker-Bolt, P., & Smith, C. "Interprofessional Education Moves Forward: Current Trends and Innovative Models." Poster presentation. The American Occupational Therapy Association Education Summit, Oct 2015. Denver, CO.
  • Breland, H.L. "Independence at Home: Living Beyond Safety Concerns." The American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Expo, Apr 2015. Nashville, TN.
  • Zeigler, J. & Breland, H.L. "How Do We Live with a Chronic Condition without Expectations? A Family’s Story of Thriving with Dravet Syndrome." Poster presentation. The American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Expo, Apr 2015. Nashville, TN.
  • Breland, H.L. & Vuthiganon, J. "Health and Prevention: A Legacy of Student-led Interprofessional Teams Engaging the Charleston Community." 2015 Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) Annual Meeting, Mar 2015. Charleston, SC.
  • Vuthiganon, J., Brittain, K.L., Demonbreun, K.A., Jones, S.D., Mund, A.R. & Breland, H.L. "The Presidential Scholars Program: An Interprofessional Program to Foster Community Engagement and Interdisciplinary Collaboration." Poster presentation. Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) Annual Meeting, Mar 2015. Charleston, SC.
  • Giles, A.K., Bowman, P.J., Coker-Bolt, P., Carson, N.E., & Breland, H.L. "Making it Real: Using Simulated Patients to Assess Students’ Preparedness for Level II Fieldwork." The American Occupational Therapy Association Education Summit, Oct 2013. Atlanta, GA.
  • Breland, H.L. "Factors Associated with Functioning, Well-being, and Quality of Life for Patients with Rheumatic Conditions." American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) – Autoimmune Disease Forum, Oct 2013. Charleston, SC.
  • Yuen, H. K., Breland, H. L., & Vogtle, L. "The process associated with motivation of a home-based Wii Fit exercise program among sedentary African American women with systemic lupus erythematosus." Poster presentation. The American Occupational Therapy Association 89th Annual Conference & Expo, Apr 2013. San Diego, CA.
  • Breland, H. L. "Promoting OT: The Role of Occupational Therapy in the Community." Johns Island Rural Housing Community Meeting, Apr 2013. Johns Island, SC.
  • McFarland C., Neal, K., Breland, H.L., & Coker-Bolt, P. "Perceptions of Therapy Students’ Learning at the MUSC CARES Therapy Clinic." Poster presentation. Society of Student-Run Free Clinics International Conference, Jan 2013. San Antonio, TX.

Recent Awards

  • American Occupational Therapy Association Roster of Fellows, 2016
  • Earle B. Higgins Achievement in Diversity Award Nominee, 2014
  • Earle B. Higgins Achievement in Diversity Award Nominee, 2013
  • College of Health Professions Excellence in Service/Clinical Service Award, 2012
  • MUSC Teaching Excellence Award ‒ Developing Teacher Nominee, 2010
 
 
 

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