Wendy W. Fox MOT, OTR/L

Wendy Fox

Wendy W. Fox MOT, OTR/L

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Education

BA (Beaver)

BSHS, MOT (USciences)

Synopsis

Occupational Roles

Mom, Daughter, Friend, Student, Policy wonk, Occupational Therapist, Educator, Religious participant, Community Advocate, Concert goer, Horticulturalist, and a "Ms. Fix-It". 

Occupational History

Wendy has always had a passion for learning. After a short career as an industrial chemist, she attended USciences for graduate school in occupational therapy. She hopes to complete her PhD in in Health Policy in 2017, focusing on professional occupational therapy advocacy and nationwide scope of practice issues. “Whatever one’s mind can conceive; you can achieve” is a quote from The Secret that represents Wendy’s curious nature.  Wendy is a busy mom and community member splitting time between, neighborhood activities, middle school events, and leisure fun.  She has a 13 year old daughter (Yikes!) who someday wants “to be a helper, but not like you Mom” (gotta love those preteens!).  Wendy balances her life by having hobbies that are both relaxing and rewarding. Watching her orchids bloom takes care, timing, and most of all, patience!  Wendy's favorite thing to do is travel evidenced by her most recent vacations to Russia, Belgium, and Japan. The next trip is currently "in the works!!"  Otherwise, Wendy likes to video chat with family and friends, barbeque, and enjoys the beach.

Ms. Fox’s clinic background has prepared her to instruct in the Developmental and Cognitive Intervention courses.  She fosters student professional identity in the Management & Supervision course, and has found a love for Research through her advanced graduate work. Wendy also teaches at the undergraduate level in an introductory course.   

Education

Wendy has a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Beaver College, a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and a Master of Occupational Therapy both from University of the Sciences.  She is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Philosophy program at USciences with an expected graduation date of 2017.

Clinical Practice

Wendy’s practice as an occupational therapist has been very rich over the last sixteen years.  She spent four years with Bryn Mawr Rehab (part of the Jefferson Health System) working primarily on the Traumatic Brain Injury unit and secondarily with the medically complex and stroke units. There, she also gained experience in work hardening, day treatment (TBI), and outpatient departments. Wendy has been with HCRManorCare since 2005 as a per diem therapist specializing in sub-acute rehab and longer term client care.  Prior to full time employment with USciences, Wendy had been an adjunct instructor for four years.  She has recently partnered with a local Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) on a research project investigating transition of the older adult. Wendy has run several CarFit events in the local and extended Philadelphia community benefiting elder driver safety. 

Clinical Practice & Research Interests:
Healthcare Advocacy, Health Policy, Professional Issues, Gerontology, Transition of older adults, Ethics, Qualitative inquiry.

Selected Scholarly Activity

PUBLICATIONS

Fox, W.W. (2016). Investigating Public Perception of Occupational Therapy: An Environmental Scan of Three Media Outlets. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Whitney, R.W. and Fox, W.W (in press). Using reflective learning opportunities to reveal and transform knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and skills related to the occupation of sexual engagement impaired by disability. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy.

GEC, Vincent Healthcare, Inc., and USciences. (2012) Module 7: Continence – A Matter of Dignity, Module 8: Continence – Causes and Signs. Care provider training videos for dignified living while managing incontinency in clients with dementia.

VIDEO

Fox,W. (2011 May). Giving up the keys. Public service Announcement for elder driving dangers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4zpAlTaxzM

Parvanta, C. (2011 April). Think Pink, Live Green. Public Service Announcement on reducing use of suspected carcinogenic plastics in daily life. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5FRX5_vOCo

INVITED SPEAKER

2016 AMSA/SOMA Primary Care Interprofessional Leadership Institute (PCILI). There is no “I” in “Team”: Getting to know the Members of Interprofessional, Patient-Centered Primary Care Teams

PRESENTATIONS

Fox, W., Marzano, M., and Puscar, C. (2014, October). A Clinician’s Guide to Assessing Cognition.  Session conducted at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, King of Prussia, PA

Fox, W.W. and Whitney, R. V. (2014, June). Threading Curative Art into Current Occupational Therapy Education -A Mechanism for Enabling Adaptation During Student Learning.   Session at the World Federation of Occupational Therapy international conference, Yokohama, Japan.

Marzano, M., Puscar, C., and Fox, W., (2013, October). Is This Person Safe To Go Home?  Session conducted at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Pittsburg, PA

Fox, W. (2012, October). The Classroom Fieldwork Experience: Competence, Reasoning, and Identification. Session at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Lancaster, PA

Fox, W. and Rivielo, J. (2001, April). Universal Precautions Education in OT Curriculums Across the United States. Session at the American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Philadelphia, PA

POSTER

Fox, W. and Moley, T. (2016, Oct). What Pennsylvania OT Practitioners Need to Know About Telehealth: Intervention and Service Delivery Model Considerations. Poster presentation at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Lancaster, PA

Gibbs, V. and Fox, W. (2015, April). Occupational Therapy’s Role in Advocating for Underserved Minority Groups Following the 2013 DSM-5 Changes to the Criteria for Autism: a Systematic Review. Poster presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Nashville, TN.

Murcia, J., Parackel, C., Varghese, L., Fox, W., and Kramer, P. (2014, Oct). A Pilot Study on CarFit: Helping Mature Drivers Find Their Safest Fit. Poster presentation at The Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, King of Prussia, PA 

Schemm, R.L., Fox, W., Dobry, L., Marass, L., Moratti, M. (2013, April). How To Be An OT Advocate in Today’s Competitive Healthcare Marketplace: Using a Policy Process to Improve Recognition and Awareness – Case Examples. Poster presentation at The American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, San Diego, CA

Fox, W. (2013, April). OMG! I’m in the clinic. The Classroom Fieldwork Experience: Competence, Clinical Reasoning and Professional Identification. Poster presentation at The American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, San Diego, CA

Gargin, K., Fox, W. (2013, April). Professionalizing Millennials: Debunking “It’s all about ME!” – Arriving at the Clinic with Personal Skills/Behaviors of a Professional Practitioner. Poster presentation at The American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, San Diego, CA

Schemm, R.L., Fox, W., Dobry, L., Marass, L., Moratti, M. (2012, March). The Importance of Advocacy in a Competitive Healthcare Market: 4 Case Examples.  Poster presentation at University of the Sciences Research Day, Philadelphia, PA. 

Fox, W. (1998, May) Living with Arthritis. Poster presentation at The Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association annual District V meeting, Bryn Mawr, PA

Contact Information

Office location: 4501 Woodland Ave, Room 123
Mailing address: Box 8
University of Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Office Phone: 215.596.7343
Office Fax: 215.596.8690
Email:

w [dot] fox [at] usciences [dot] edu