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Hazel L. Breland Ph.D., FAOTA, OTR/L

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  • College of Health Professions
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  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Interprofessional education, community engagement, and occupational therapy clinical education
  • Patient-centered interventions for chronic conditions
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CURRICULUM VITAE

NAME:                       Hazel L. Breland, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, CLA

 

OFFICE ADDRESS:     Medical University of South Carolina

             College of Health Professions, Division of Occupational Therapy

             151B Rutledge Avenue, MSC 962, Charleston, SC 29425-9620

 

OFFICE PHONE:          843-792-1927

FAX NUMBER:             843-792-0710

EMAIL:                         brelandh@musc.edu | chp-OTDCapstone@musc.edu

 

EDUCATION

GRADUATE

2003 – 2006

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Major:  Rehabilitation Science

Doctor of Philosophy

2002 – 2003

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Major:  Rehabilitation Science

Emphasis:  Occupational Therapy

Master of Science

UNDERGRADUATE

1998 – 2001

College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Health Sciences

Howard University, Washington, DC

Major:  Occupational Therapy

Bachelor of Science

1993 –1997

Arnold School of Public Health

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Major:  Exercise Science

Bachelor of Science

APPOINTMENTS AND POSITIONS

ACADEMIC: UNIVERSITY

2013 – 2014

Division of Occupational Therapy

Department of Health Professions

College of Health Professions

Medical University of South Carolina

Presidential Scholars Program,

Co-Director

2010 – 2014

Division of Occupational Therapy

Department of Health Professions

College of Health Professions

Medical University of South Carolina

Presidential Scholars Program,

Faculty Scholar

ACADEMIC: COLLEGE

2016 – present

Division of Occupational Therapy

Department of Health Professions

College of Health Professions

Medical University of South Carolina

Associate Professor

2014 – present

Division of Occupational Therapy

Department of Health Professions

College of Health Professions

Medical University of South Carolina

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

2012 – 2014

Division of Occupational Therapy

Department of Health Professions

College of Health Professions

Medical University of South Carolina

Interim Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

2011 – present

Division of Occupational Therapy

Department of Health Professions

College of Health Professions

Medical University of South Carolina

Pi Theta Epsilon Honor Society,

Faculty Advisor,

Alpha Theta Chapter

2006 – 2016

Division of Occupational Therapy

Department of Health Professions

College of Health Professions

Medical University of South Carolina

Assistant Professor

2002 – 2006

Department of Occupational Therapy

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Graduate Student Researcher

1998

University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

Research Assistant

CLINICAL

2001 – 2002

National Rehabilitation Hospital

Washington, DC

Staff Occupational Therapist

1998

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital

Columbia, SC

Occupational Therapy Aide





CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE

2011 – present

South Carolina Occupational Therapy License

2002 – 2011

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy License

2001 – present

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

2001 – 2003

District of Columbia Licensing Board of Occupational Therapy

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2015 – present

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research

2014 – present

National Black Occupational Therapy Caucus, [Vice President, 2014 – present]

2006 – present

South Carolina Occupational Therapy Association

2005 – 2011

Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association

2004 – present

Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals

1998 – present

National Black Occupational Therapy Caucus

1998 – present

American Occupational Therapy Association

 

HONORS, AWARDS, AND NOMINATIONS

2017

Service Commendation – Member, Fieldwork Experiential Learning Ad Hoc, American Occupational Therapy Association

2017

Credentialed Leader in Academia, American Occupational Therapy Association 2016-2017 Academic Leadership Institute

2016  2017

Service Commendation – Secretary, Executive Committee, Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals

2016

American Occupational Therapy Association Roster of Fellows

2014  2015

Service Commendation – Member, Executive Committee, Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals

2014

Earle B. Higgins Achievement in Diversity Award (Nominee)

2013

Earle B. Higgins Achievement in Diversity Award (Nominee)

2012

College of Health Professions Excellence in Service/Clinical Service Award

2010

MUSC Teaching Excellence Award ? Developing Teacher (Nominee)

2005

SHRS Research Development Fund Award ($1,000 for dissertation support)

2003  2006

NIDRR Minority Challenge Grant Fellowship

2002  2003

National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) Fellowship

2001  2002

National Rehabilitation Hospital Partners-in-Excellence Award

2001

Howard University, Department of Occupational Therapy Outstanding Community Service Award

2001

Howard University, Department of Occupational Therapy Outstanding Service to the Department Award

2001

Howard University, Department of Occupational Therapy Outstanding Scholastic Senior Award

1999  lifetime

Golden Key National Honor Society

1999  lifetime

Epsilon Tau Honor Society of the National Society of Allied Health

1999  2001

Howard University Board of Trustees Scholarship

1999

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Quality Service Award

1997

University of South Carolina Dean’s List

 

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

PROFESSIONAL COURSES TAUGHT

Medical University of South Carolina

 

OT-510 Professional Issues in Occupational Therapy

OT-522 Occupational Therapy Clinical Correlate: Pediatrics

OT-533 Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice

OT-560 Qualitative Research Approaches to Evidence-Based Practice

OT-561 Research/Scholarship Experience in Occupational Therapy I

OT-562 Research/Scholarship Experience in Occupational Therapy II

OT-613 Theoretical Foundations of Occupational Therapy

OT-622 Synthesis and Application of Clinical Skills

OT-625 Occupational Therapy Clinical Correlate: Physical Dysfunction

OT-644L Occupational Performance of Musculoskeletal Conditions

OT-640 Clinical Practicum I (Level II Fieldwork)

OT-641 Clinical Practicum II (Level II Fieldwork)

OT-659 Occupational Therapy Clinical Correlate: Occupation (Level I Fieldwork)

OT-661 Occupational Therapy Clinical Correlate: Geriatrics (Level I Fieldwork)

OT-667 Evidence-Based Practice I

OT-668 Evidence-Based Practice II

OT-681 Independent Study in Occupational Therapy

OT-698 Professional Capstone Seminar




MENTORED GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH

Student

Year

Research Project

Attaway, C., Brooks, R., Croskey, L., Elam, S., Peterson, L., Rustin, H., Sartor, R., & Westcob, C.

2015 – 2016

 

Mind, Body, Basketball

Green, C., Crossland, N., Harrison, R., Green, L., Rachidi, S., Benner, L., Shoffner, B., Hanna, M., Miller, J., & Linder, M.

2013 – 2014

 

Oral Health Literacy in a Group of Hispanic Women

Carmichael, C., Desai, S., Doobrow, S., Finn, A., Green, P., Harper, R., Kinney, T., Knackstedt, R., & Thomas, M.

2012 – 2013

 

REACH Stroke Project

Wright, K., Camby, E., Glupker, H., Kelderhouse, S., Lynch, D., Price, L., Walker, C., & Zamiela, J.

2012 – 2013

 

The Importance of Older Driver Safety Education in the Tri-County Area

Alderman, C., Duncan, B., Foster, A., Grass, D., Hurst, M., James, H., McKinney, R., Pinckney A., & Mitchel, D.

2011 – 2012

 

Educating Low Country Food Bank Agencies on the Importance of Nutrition through an Integrative Curriculum

McFarland, C

2012

 

Perceptions of Therapy Students’ Learning at the MUSC CARES Therapy Clinic

Hiott, B., Mungin, B., & Stone, C.

2012

 

Caregiver Burden of Patients with Lupus living in the Gullah Community

Neal, K., Reynolds, B., Collins, S. & Clark, H.

2012

 

Caregiving for a Child with Chronic Conditions: A Qualitative Study Exploring Quality of Life Changes

Patterson, C., Garza, S. Ginty, B., Jeffcoat, E., & Brown, B.

2011

 

Exploring Health Behaviors and Life Satisfaction of First-Year Students at the Medical University of South Carolina

Zeigler, J., Hoffart, A., McDonald, A., Owens, L., & Tanner, A.

2011

 

The Perspectives of Parents and Siblings of a Family Member with Dravet Syndrome and the Participation in Meaningful Occupations: A Photovoice Project

Kohn, L. N., Bailey, M. H., Scott, T., Hughes, L., & Rowell, C.

2010

 

Health Behaviors Practiced by First Year Health Professional Graduate Students at the Medical University of South Carolina

Flynn, K., Maynard, M., Key, L., Kibbe, S., Walker, E., Whitlock, K.

2010

 

The Influences on Health of Communication with the Elderly: Exploring Patient Health Communication with Community Members vs. Health Professions Students

Maslyn, S., Cassell, C. & Gardner, E.

2009

 

The Level of Evidence of Stroke Research in Occupational Therapy

Stuckey, Y., Eulau, C. & Chappell, M. (Won award MUSC Student Research Day)

2009

 

Does Reporting Race Matter in Occupational Therapy Research?

Lancaster, K., Gallivan, H. & Prescott, J.

2009

 

The Effect of Occupational Therapy Research: Does It Really Matter?

Atkinson, K. E., Abner, N. C., Shockley, L. C., King, A.S., Hardee, T. B., & Head, T.C

2008

 

Arthritis Knowledge: A Survey of Health Professional Students

 

 

MENTORED GRADUATE INDEPENDENT STUDY RESEARCH

Wright, K. & Zamiela, J. (2013). “CarFit Ness Assessment Survey and Analysis”

Hardee, A. (2011). “Study of Home Pesticide Use on the Development of Autoimmunity in the Gullah Community”

Zeigler, J. (2011). “Study of Home Pesticide Use on the Development of Autoimmunity in the Gullah Community”

Stuckey, Y. (2009). “SLE & African American Women”

Barkley, G. (2008). "My Experience as an Interviewer with the Carolinas Conversations Project"

 

MENTORED STUDENT AWARDS

Student & Resident American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/Association of Rheumatology Health Professions (ARHP) Annual Meeting Scholarship

Student’s Name

Year

Degree of Study

Nicole Bertolino

2016

 

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)

 

Medical University of South Carolina

Lauren Landers

2016

 

MSOT, MUSC

 

Kierstin Bockelman

2015

MSOT, MUSC

 

Erin Gaffney

2015

 

Doctor of Physical Therapy, MUSC

Sherridan Bigg

2015

 

MSOT, MUSC

 

Heather Michalak

2015

 

MSOT, MUSC

 

Ebony Pollock

2015

 

MSOT, MUSC

 

Molly Higgins

2014

 

MSOT, MUSC

 

Matthew Husband

2014

 

MSOT, MUSC

 

Daniel Shelton

2014

 

MSOT, MUSC

 

 

PEER REVIEWED 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

 

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. & Kamen, D. (2012). Lupus Patient Education: An Examination of Approaches. International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, 7(5):505-513.

 

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.

Atkinson, K. E., Abner, N. C., Shockley, L. C., King, A.S., Hardee, T. B., Head, T. C., & Breland, H. L. (2009) “Arthritis Knowledge: A Survey of Health Professional Students”. Journal of Allied Health, 38 (4)e119-124. *Mentored graduate students publication & I am the senior author.

 

Ellis, C., Breland, H. L., & Egede, L. (2008). Racial-Ethnic Differences in Utilization of Post-Stroke Rehabilitation Services: A Systematic Review. Ethnicity and Disease, 18(3): 365-372.

 

Brininger, T.M., Antczak, A. & Breland, H. L. (2008). Upper Extremity Injuries in the United States Military during Peacetime Years and Wartime Years. Journal of Hand Therapy, 21(2): 115-122.

 

PUBLISHED SCIENTIFIC ABSTRACTS

Breland, H.L. (2012). Independence at Home: Real or Perceived. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 64(10): S1115-S1116.

 

Breland, H.L. (2008). Home Safety for African American Female Elders with Rheumatic Conditions: Design of a Pilot Study. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 58(9), S162.

 

Breland, H.L., Holm, M. B., Rogers, J. C., & Starz, T.W. (2008). A New Model for Understanding Fibromyalgia Management Outcomes: A Pilot Study. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 58(9S), S161.

 

Breland, H. L., Rogers, J. C., Holm, M. B., & Starz, T. W. (2006). Triggers of Fibromyalgia (FM) Flares in Subgroups with Fibromyalgia: A Mixed Methods Study. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 54(9S), S503.

 

Rogers, J. C., Holm, M. B., Johnson, D. B., Breland, H. L., Shih, M., & Starz, T. W. (2005). Meds, METs, and Fibromyalgia. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 52(9S), S436.

 

Rogers, J. C., Holm, M. B., Breland, H. L., Johnson, D. B., Shih, M., & Starz, T. W. (2005). Subjective and Objective Parameters of Fibromyalgia (FM). Arthritis & Rheumatism, 52(9S), S415.

 

Holm, M. B., Rogers, J. C., Breland, H. L., Johnson, D., & Starz, T. (2004). Understanding Nocturnal Pain Medication Dynamics in Fibromyalgia. Arthritis & Rheumatism, S473 (1203).

 

Breland, H. L., Rogers, J. C., & Starz, T. W. (2003). The literacy of web-based fibromyalgia educational material. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 48(9S), S424.

 

COMPLETED RESEARCH

PI: Diane L. Kamen, MD, M.S.C.R. | Co-I: Hazel L. Breland, PhD, OTR/L | Award amount: $1,554,633 | Funding source: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) | Project title: Environmental Determinants of Autoimmunity among African Americans in Coastal SC | Award dates: 2009 – 2013 5 R21 ES017934-02

 

PI: Hazel L. Breland, PhD, OTR/L Award amount: $252,936 Funding source: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Project title: Environmental Determinants of Autoimmunity among African Americans in Coastal SC Award dates: 04/01/10 – 12/31/12 Supplement to 3 R21 ES017934-01S1

 

PI: Hon K. Yuen, PhD, OTR/L | Co-I: Hazel L. Breland, PhD, OTR/L | Award amount: $50,000 | Funding source: South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute (SCTR) | Project title: Effects of Exercise using Wii Fit to Reduce Fatigue among African Americans with SLE | Award dates: 7/24/2009 – 7/24/2010

 

PI: Hazel L. Breland, PhD, OTR/L Award amount: $70,000 | Funding source: National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program (NIH LRP; Health Disparities) | Project title: Factors Associated with Human Functioning, Well-being, and Quality of Life for Patients with Rheumatic Conditions | Award dates: 7/1/2008 - 6/30/2010

 

PI: Hazel L. Breland, PhD, OTR/L Award amount: $5,000 | Funding Source: Center for Health Disparities Research (CHDR; MUSC) | Project Title: Lupus and Osteoporosis Education/Prevention Intervention | Award dates: 11/1/2008 - 03/30/2010

 

PI: Hazel L. Breland, PhD, OTR/L | Award amount: $15,000 | Funding source: Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR; MUSC)/National Institute of Aging (NIA) | Award: RCMAR Scholars Program | Project title: Home Safety for African American Female Elders with Rheumatic Conditions

 

PI: Hazel L. Breland, MS, OTR/L Award amount: $1,000 | Funding source: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Development Fund | Award: Dissertation Support | Award dates: 03/1/2005 - 03/31/2006

 

Recipient: Hazel L. Breland, BS, OTR/L | Funding source: National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation | Research |Award: Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship and Minority Challenge Grant Fellowship | Award dates: 08/2002 – 04/2006 | Award amount: Full tuition at University of Pittsburgh for MS & PhD, graduate associate monthly salary, + research stipend


 

PEER REVIEWED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Gupta, J., Breland, H.L., Castillo, D., Connor, E., & Gurock, P. (2018, April). Cultural Safety: Creating Safe and Inclusive Spaces. [Short Course, 1.5 hours]2018 The American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Expo, Salt Lake City, UT.

 

Johnson, C.R., Breland, H.L., Alig, K.L. (2017, October). Fieldwork Education Update: The Preparation of Fieldwork Educators. [Platform]. 2015 The American Occupational Therapy Association Education Summit, Denver, CO.

 

Breland, H.L. (2017, March). A Legacy of Interprofessional Education: The Medical University of South Carolina’s Presidential Scholars Program. [Poster]. 2017 The American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Expo, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Breland, H.L. (2016, March). The Presidential Scholars Program: An IP Student Program for Collaborative Engagement & Solving the Healthcare Puzzle. [Poster]. 2016 Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM.

 

Carson, N.E., Bowman, P.J., Breland, H.L., Coker-Bolt, P., & Smith, C. (2015, October). Interprofessional Education Moves Forward: Current Trends and Innovative Models. [Poster]. 2015 The American Occupational Therapy Association Education Summit, Denver, CO.

 

Breland, H.L. (2015, April). Independence at Home: Living Beyond Safety Concerns. [Podium, 30 minutes]. The American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Expo, Nashville, TN.

 

Zeigler, J. & Breland, H.L. (2015, April). How Do We Live with a Chronic Condition without Expectations? A Family’s Story of Thriving with Dravet Syndrome. [Poster]. The American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Expo, Nashville, TN.

 

Breland, H.L. & Vuthiganon, J. (2015, March). Health and Prevention: A Legacy of Student-led Interprofessional Teams Engaging the Charleston Community. [Panel, 1.5 hours]. 2015 Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC.

 

Vuthiganon, J., Brittain, K.L., Demonbreun, K.A., Jones, S.D., Mund, A.R. & Breland, H.L. & (2015, March). The Presidential Scholars Program: An Interprofessional Program to Foster Community Engagement and Interdisciplinary Collaboration [Poster]. 2015 Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC.

 

Giles, A.K., Bowman, P.J., Coker-Bolt, P., Carson, N.E., & Breland, H.L. (2013, October). Making it Real: Using Simulated Patients to Assess Students’ Preparedness for Level II Fieldwork. [Platform, 1.5 hours]. 2013 The American Occupational Therapy Association Education Summit, Atlanta, GA.

 

Yuen, H. K., Breland, H. L., & Vogtle, L. (2013, April). The process associated with motivation of a home-based Wii Fit exercise program among sedentary African American women with systemic lupus erythematosus. [Poster]. The American Occupational Therapy Association 89th Annual Conference & Expo, San Diego, CA.

 

McFarland C., Neal, K., Breland, H.L., & Coker-Bolt, P. (2013). Perceptions of Therapy Students’ Learning at the MUSC CARES Therapy Clinic. [Poster]. 2013 Society of Student-Run Free Clinics International Conference. San Antonio, TX.

 

Breland, H. L. (2012, November). Independence at Home: Real or Perceived. [Podium, 30 minutes]. American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, DC.

 

Wager, K.A., Moore, E., Breland, H.L., Burnham, W. (2012, October). A Multifaceted Approach to Developing and Implementing a Student Diversity Plan—One College’s Experience. [Podium, 40 minutes]. Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

 

Breland, H. L. (2009, April). Innovative Empirical Models for Understanding Fibromyalgia Clinical Subgroups. [Podium, 30 minutes]. The American Occupational Therapy Association 89th Annual Conference & Expo, Houston, TX.

 

Breland, H. L. (2008, October). Home Safety for African American Female Elders with Rheumatic Conditions: Design of a Pilot Study. Arthritis & Rheumatism. [Poster]. American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Annual Scientific Meeting, San Francisco, CA

 

Breland, H. L. (2008, October). A New Model for Understanding Fibromyalgia Management Outcomes: A Mixed Methods Study. [Podium, 30 minutes]. The American Occupational Therapy Association 87th Annual Conference & Expo, St. Louis, MO.

 

Breland, H. L. (2007, April). Home Safety for African American Female Elders with Rheumatic Conditions - Design of a Pilot Study. [Poster]. 4th Annual Aging Research Day, Columbia, SC.

 

Breland, H. L. (2006, November). Triggers of Fibromyalgia Flares in Subgroups with Fibromyalgia: A Mixed Methods Study. [Poster]. American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, DC.

 

Rogers, J. C., Holm, M. B., Johnson, D. B., Breland, H. L., Shih, M., & Starz, T. W. (2005, November). Meds, METs, and Fibromyalgia. [Poster]. American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, CA.

 

Rogers, J. C., Holm, M. B., Breland, H. L., Johnson, D. B., Shih, M., & Starz, T. W. (2005, November). Subjective and Objective Parameters of Fibromyalgia (FM). [Poster]. American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, CA.

 

Holm, M. B., Rogers, J. C., Breland, H. L., Johnson, D., & Starz, T. (2004, October). Understanding Nocturnal Pain Medication Dynamics in Fibromyalgia. [Poster]. American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Annual Scientific Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

 

Breland, H. L., Rogers, J. C., & Starz, T. W. (2003, October). The literacy of web-based fibromyalgia educational material. [Poster]. American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL.

 

INVITED LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

1.

Breland, H.L. (2013, October). Factors Associated with Functioning, Well-being, and Quality of Life for Patients with Rheumatic Conditions. American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) Autoimmune Disease Forum, Charleston, SC.

2.

Breland, H. L. (2013, April). Promoting OT: The Role of Occupational Therapy in the Community. Johns Island Rural Housing Community Meeting, Johns Island, SC.

3.

Breland, H.L. (2012, March). Study of Home Pesticide Use on the Development of Autoimmunity in the Gullah Community. National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)/Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) Annual Meeting. Bethesda, MD.

4.

Breland, H. L. (2010, June). Impact of Home Pesticide Use on the Development of Autoimmunity. Charleston VA HEROIC, MUSC Center for Health Disparities Research – Works in Progress Seminar, Charleston, SC.

5.

Breland, H. L. (2007, February). Home Safety for African American Female Elders with Rheumatic Conditions. [Poster]. Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) Annual Meeting, Marina del Rey, CA.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

EXTRAUMURAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

EDITORIAL BOARDS

2008 ? 2013

American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Editorial Board Member

 

NATIONAL SERVICE

2018 2019

Association of Rheumatology Professions (ARP), President

2018 2019

ARP, Executive Committee Chair

2018 2019

American College of Rheumatology (ACR), Executive Committee

2018 2019

ACR, Board of Directors

2018 2019

Rheumatology Research Foundation, Board of Directors (Invited Guest)

2017 2018

Association of Rheumatology Health Professions (ARHP) President-Elect

2017 2018

ARHP Executive Committee

2017 2018

ACR Executive Committee, ARHP President-Elect (Invited Guest)

2017 2018

ACR Board of Directors, ARHP President-Elect (Invited Guest)

2017

ARHP Executive Committee, Member-at-Large: Secretary

2017

ARHP Engagement and Emerging Leaders Task Force, Co-Chair

2016

American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) Lela Llorens Scholarship Committee

2016

ARHP Annual Meeting Program Committee, Chair

2016

ARHP Executive Committee, Invited Guest

2016

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) Annual Meeting Planning Committee

2015

ARHP Annual Meeting Program Committee, Chair

2015

ARHP Executive Committee, Invited Guest

2014 – present

National Black Occupational Therapy Caucus (NBOTC), Vice President

2014

ARHP Health Services Research Category Abstract Review, Chair

2014

ACR/ARHP Student & Resident Outreach Experience, OT Professional Mentor

2013 – 2014

ARHP Annual Meeting Program Committee, Chair-elect

2013

ACR/ARHP Student & Resident Outreach Experience, OT Professional Mentor

2013

ARHP Health Services Research Category Abstract Review, Chair

2012 – 2013

ARHP Annual Meeting Program Subcommittee, Member

2011 – 2012

ARHP Annual Meeting Program Subcommittee, Member

2012

ARHP Rehabilitation Science Category Abstract Review, Chair

2010

AOTA Conference Abstract Reviewer

2007 – present

Howard University Occupational Therapy Alumni & Friends Advisory Board

 

 

 

JOURNAL REVIEWER

2011 – present

Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

2008 – 2013

American Journal of Occupational Therapy

2009 – present

Military Medicine

2009 – present

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

2009 – present

Journal of Aging and Health

 

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

2017

College of Health Professions, Dean Search Committee

2017

Lowcountry Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Summer Careers Academy, Networking Dinner

2016

MUSC Student Research Day Judge [Interprofessional Projects]

2016

Lowcountry Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Summer Careers Academy, Networking Dinner

2016 – present

MUSC 2020 Initiative 9: Interprofessional Applied Experiences Committee

2016 – present

MUSC Interprofessional/Inter-Disciplinary (IPID) Advisory Council

2016

Teaching Excellence Awards Committee

2015

Lowcountry Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Summer Careers Academy, Networking Dinner

2014 – 2018

Medical University of South Carolina, Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Plan, College Ambassador

2014 – present

MUSC Presidential Scholars Program, Director

2014

Lowcountry Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Summer Careers Academy, Project Presentation Judge

2013 – 2014

MUSC Presidential Scholars Program, Co-Director

2013

MUSC Women Scholar Initiative & AAMC Career Development Workshop for Early and Mid-Career Planning Committee

2013

MUSC Women Scholar Initiative & AAMC Career Development Workshop for Early and Mid-Career, Moderator of “Inspiring Women” Panel

2012

MUSC Inter Professional Day Faculty Facilitator

2011 – 2013

South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research (SCTR) Center for Community Health Partnerships, Member of Community Engagement Steering Committee & Community Engagement Academic Board

2011 – 2014

MUSC Presidential Scholars Program, Faculty Scholar

2011

MUSC Inter Professional Day Faculty Facilitator

2010 – 2011

Center for Community Health Partnerships, Mentoring/Consultation Core, Co-Director & Member of Steering Committee

2010 – 2014

Persistent Organic Pollutants in Autoimmunity (POPAI), Steering Committee

2009 – 2011

Lowcountry AHEC Lowcountry Coalition for Health Careers, Member

2007 – 2010

MUSC Faculty Senator – served on the Communications/Education Committee

2007

MUSC Student Research Day Judge [Center of Health Disparities Student Projects]

 

COLLEGE SERVICE

2018

College of Health Professions (CHP), Curriculum Committee, Chair

2018 – 2019

CHP, Faculty Assembly, Curriculum Committee, Chair

2018

Division of Occupational Therapy, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator Search Committee

2017

Department of Health Professions, Division of Occupational Therapy, ACOTE Interim Report, Fieldwork Standards

2017

CHP, Dean Search Committee

20162018

CHP, Curriculum Committee

2016

CHP, Admissions Committee, B.S. in Healthcare Studies Program

2015present

CHP, Diversity Committee

2015 – 2016

CHP, Strategic Plan, Community Engagement Workgroup

2015 – 2016

CHP, Strategic Plan, Faculty Diversity Workgroup

2014

CHP, Department of Health Professions, Clinical Education Program Assistant Search Committee

2014

CHP, Department of Health Professions, HR Manager Search Committee

2014

CHP, Division of Physician Assistant, Admissions Coordinator Search Committee

2013 – 2014

CHP, Leadership Council

2013 – 2014

CHP, Faculty Assembly, Faculty Awards Committee, Chair

2013 – 2014

CHP Academic Review Committee, Chair

2012 – 2013

Division of Occupational Therapy Self-Study Subcommittee, Member

2012 – 2013

Division of Occupational Therapy Self-Study Subcommittee, Fieldwork Standards

2012

CHP Health Advisor Day, OT Faculty Representative

2012

College of Health Professions, Division of Occupational Therapy Division Chair Search Committee

2012 – 2014

CHP Faculty Diversity Task Group, Chair

2011 – 2013

CHP Student Diversity Committee

2011 – 2013

CHP Interprofessional OT, PA, PT Case Faculty Facilitator

2010 – 2013

CHP, Faculty Assembly, Nominations & Elections Committee, Chair

2010

Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Caring Professionals Interprofessional Case Study, Faculty Facilitator, MUSC College of Health Professions

2010

CHP Academic Review Committee, Member

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

2013

2013 Autoimmune Disease Forum, Invited Speaker, Charleston, SC

2013

Johns Island Rural Housing Community Meeting, Invited Speaker, Johns Island, SC

2013

Annual Lupus Patient Education Event, Volunteer, Charleston, SC

2012

Annual Lupus Patient Education Event, Volunteer, Charleston, SC

2011

Persistent Organic Pollutants in Autoimmunity (POPAI) Town Hall Meeting, Facilitator, Johns Island, SC

2011

Annual Lupus Patient Education Event, Volunteer, Charleston, SC

2010

Lowcountry AHEC – Health Career Academy, Invited Speaker, Walterboro, SC

2007 – present

Howard University Occupational Therapy Alumni & Friends Advisory Board, Member