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Hazel L. Breland

     Hazel Breland, PhD, OTR/L

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

Office: B311
Phone: 843-792-1927
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ax: 843-792-0710
Email: brelandh@musc.edu

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Education

  • Ph.D. Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh (2006)
  • MS Rehabilitation Sciences, 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

Research Interests

  • Promoting Diversity in Health-Related Research
  • 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. DOI: 10.14423/SMJ. 0000000000000259
  • 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. DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2013.797513
  • Breland, H. L. (2013).  Self-reported burden and management of arthritis in South Carolina. Southern Medical Journal, 106(5):305-309. DOI: 10.1097/SMJ.0b013e318290c6a5 
  • Ellis, C. & Breland, H.L. (2013). Poor Stroke-Related Risk Factor Control Even After Stroke: An Opportunity for Rehabilitation Professionals. Disability and Rehabilitation. DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2013.797513‎
  • Yuen, H. K., Wang, E., Holthaus, K., Vogtle, L., Sword, D., Breland, H. L., & Kamen, D. L., (2013). Self-reported versus Objectively Assessed Exercise Adherence. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67(4):484-489. DOI: 10.5014/ajot.2013.007575
  • 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. DOI: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2012.08.003
  • Breland, H. L. & Ellis, C. (2012). The Issue Is… Is Reporting Race and Ethnicity Essential to Occupational Therapy Evidence?” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66 (1): 115-119.
  • Yuen, H. K., Holthaus, K., Kamen, D. L., Sword, D., & Breland, H. L. (2011). Using Wii Fit to reduce fatigue among African American women with systemic lupus erythematosus: A pilot study. Lupus, 20 (12): 1293-1299.

Research Support

  • Environmental Determinants of Autoimmunity among African Americans in Coastal SC (Breland, H. L., Co-Investigator). National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Supplement. $1,516,635. 04/01/10 to 03/31/13.
  • Environmental Determinants of Autoimmunity among African Americans in Coastal SC (Supplement Principal Investigator). National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Supplement. $252,936. 04/01/10 to 12/31/12.
  • Effects of Exercise using Wii Fit to Reduce Fatigue among African Americans with SLE. (Breland, H. L., Co-Investigator). South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute. $50,000. 07/24/09 to 06/30/10
  • Lupus and Osteoporosis Education/Prevention Intervention (Breland, H. L., Principal Investigator). MUSC Center for Health Disparities Research. $5,000. 11/01/08 to 03/30/10.
  • Factors Associated with Human Functioning, Well-being, and Quality of Life for Patients with Rheumatic Conditions (Breland, H. L., Principal Investigator). National Center for Minority Health Disparities/Health Disparities LRP. $70,000. 08/01/08 to 06/30/10.
  • Home Safety for African American Female Elders with Rheumatic Conditions. (Breland, H. L., Principal Investigator). Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)/NIA and Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center (MCRC) Administrative Core Supplement. $20,000. 03/1/07 to 12/31/07.
 
 
 

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