• Dr. Dickson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy. She teaches coursework across the occupational therapy curriculum related to the occupations of adults and older adults, assistive technology, global health, and clinical education. She is a member of American Occupational Therapy Association, the National Black Occupational Therapy Association, and the Alabama Occupational Therapy Association.

    Dr. Dickson has more than two decades of clinical experience as an occupational therapist, with a primary focus on adult physical dysfunction and assistive technology. She holds specialty certification in assistive technology from the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America. Her community-based practice centers on enhancing the wellness of incarcerated women and fulfilling the assistive technology needs of children with disabilities in Uganda.

    Prior to joining UAB in 2021, Dr. Dickson was Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Alabama State University in Montgomery.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2015 Supporting a Generationally Diverse Workforce: Considerations for Aging Providers in the US Healthcare System 2015


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    2014 Home and Workplace Accommodations 2014

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Dickson’s research is focused on self-efficacy and occupation in incarcerated women, global health, and assistive technology.
  • Education And Training

  • Auburn University Rehabilitation, Other
  • Doctorate in Occupational Therapy / Therapist, Rocky Mountain College 2012
  • Master of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2006
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Occupational Therapy / Therapist, Tuskegee University 1999
  • Full Name

  • Jewell Dickson