Maralynne D. Mitcham, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
- PhD, Educational Psychology. University of Georgia (1983)
- MHE, Health Education, Medical College of Georgia (1977)
- BS, Occupational Therapy, Medical College of Georgia (1976)
- Diploma Occupational Therapy, Saint Andrew's School of Occupational Therapy, Northampton, England (1971)
Areas of Teaching
- Introduction to Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
- Community-Based Practice
- Instructional Design
- Interprofessional education
- Caring and compassion
- Faculty Development
- Wise, H.H., Brotherton, S.S., & Mitcham, M.D. (2008). From scholarly teaching to the scholarship of teaching: A retrospective look at strategies that foster the transition of scholarly work in allied health into credible forms of scholarship. Journal of Allied Health, 37, E50-68.
- Blue, A.V., Mitcham, M.D., Smith, T.G., Raymond, J.R., & Greenberg, R.S. (2010). Changing the future of health professions by embedding interprofessional education within an academic health center. Academic Medicine, 85(8), 1291-1295.
- Blue, A.V., Charles, L., Howell, D., Koutalos, Y., Mitcham, M., Nappi, J., & Zoller, J. (2010). Introducing students to patient safety through an online interprofessional course. Advances in Medical Education and Practice, 1, 1017-114.
- Graber, D. R., Mitcham, M.D., Coker-Bolt, P., Wise H.H., Jacques, P., Edlund, B., Annan-Coultas, D. (2012). The caring professionals program: Educational approaches that integrate caring attitudes and empathic behaviors into health professions curricula. Journal of Allied Health (in press).
Recent Grants as Principal Investigator
- Co-Principal Investigator with David Graber. The Caring Health Professionals Program, Arthur Vining Davis Foundations $199, 543.00 (2009-2011).
- Coinvestigator. Project TEACH, Health Resources and Services Administration $694,489.00 (2007-2010). Principal Investigator: Paul Jacques.
- Coinvestigator. Transitioning and Integrating Graduate Education in Rural Settings, Health Resources and Services Administration $1,630,281 (2010 - 2015). Principal Investigator: Paul Jacques.
- Honorary Professor, Occupational Therapy, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
- Senior Consultant, Center of Occupational Therapy Education, Colorado State University
- 1996 Ellen Garms Lectureship, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
- 1998 Meritorious Service Award, American Occupational Therapy Foundation
- 1999 Excellence in Service Award, College of Health Professions
- 2000 Teaching Excellence Award in the Educator-Mentor Category, Medical University of South Carolina
- 2002 Scholar of the Year Award, College of Health Professions
- 2002 Honorary Life Membership, Board of Directors, American Occupational Therapy Foundation
- 2006 Recognition of Achievement Award from the American Occupational Therapy Association for Advancing Occupational Therapy Education through Faculty Development,
- 2009 Collaborating Faculty Scholar Award, Division of Physician Assistant Studies, College of Health Professions
- 2009 Distinguished Faculty Service Award, Medical University of South Carolina
- American Occupational Therapy Association
- South Carolina Occupational Therapy Association