Kay Cahill Graham, PhD, OTR/L

Kay Graham HeadshotAssociate Professor and Chair, Gainesville Day Program

Joined Brenau University: 2008

EDUCATION     

Bachelor of Arts Psychology, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN

Master of Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX

Certificate in Gerontology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Doctor of Philosophy, Health Promotion-Public Health, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

RECENT AWARDS

Recipient of the Healthy Communities Summit, Division of Aging Services Service Award 2017

Recipient of the Ann Austin Johnston Outstanding Faculty Award 2016

PRACTICE EXPERTISE & SPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS

Health promotion and community health, gerontology/geriatrics, fall prevention

Usui Reiki Master/Teacher

Advanced Halliwick Certification 1999

Modality Certified, GOTA 1996

COURSES OFFERED

CD615 Qualitative Methods for Evidence-based Practice; OT725 Health Education and Promotion; OT626/OT636: OT Adults & Older Adults; OT665: Clinical Conditions-Adults & Older Adults;

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Aging in place, assistive technology and older adult decision-making; health literacy knowledge and use by healthcare and gerontology professionals; health literacy and program development for community dwelling older adults; fall prevention; and interprofessional education

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Reitz, S. & Graham, K. (2019). Health Promotion Theories.  In B.A.B. Schell & G. Gillen (Eds.), Willard and Spackman’s occupational therapy (13th ed. pp. 675-692).Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer

Galati, C., Adams, R., Graham, K., Reynolds, K., & Zametin, J. (2017). Health Literacy and Written Communication in Skilled Nursing/Subacute Facilities. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 1539449217723896.

Graham, K. (2017). Orthotics. In Smith-Gabai (Ed), Occupational Therapy in Acute Care (2nd edition). AOTA, Bethesda, Maryland

Graham, K., Smith, M., Hall, J., Emerson, K., & Wilson, M. (2016).  Exploring changes in two types of self-efficacy following participation in a chronic disease self-management program. Frontiers in Public Health-Health Promotion and Education.4(196). Doi:10.3389/fpubh.2016.00196

Weissman-Miller, D., & Graham, K. (2015). Novel Scale Development for Fear of Falling and Falls: Analysed Using a Semiparametric Ratio Estimator (SPRE). International Journal Of Statistics and Probability, 4(3), p161. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ijsp.

Smith, M. L., Jiang, L., Prizer, L. P., Ahn, S., Chen, S., Cho, J., Graham, K., & Ory, M. G. (2014). Health indicators associated with falls among middle-aged and older women enrolled in an evidence-based program. Women’s Health Issues, 24(6), 613-619.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Graham and Howard:  Best Practices to meet and promote health literacy with your clients: A refresher/primer to better meet older adult health and well-being needs. (July, 2019). Presented 1 hour workshop at Georgia Gerontology Conference, Georgia.

Graham, Galati, Castillo, Fain, & Sutcliffe. OT and health literacy:  Current practices and recommended actions.  (April 2019). Poster presented at:  American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Galati, C. & Graham, K. OT and health literacy:  Current practices and recommended actions. (October, 2018). Presentation at the Georgia Occupational Therapy Conference, Jekyll Island, Georgia

Part of panel presentation entitled: Piecing Together Your Falls Prevention Awareness Day Event. (May 2018). ADRC Healthy Community Summit, Georgia.

Co-presenter with Wright and Howard. Using a Community Fall Prevention Expo to Enhance Knowledge and Awareness of Fall Prevention Programming in Georgia (2018). Georgia Gerontology Society/Southern Gerontological Society joint conference, Buford, GA.

Co-presenter with Wright and Howard. Serving the Community, Students, and Healthcare Professionals:  Engagement in a Fall Prevention Day. (Spring 2018). National conference for the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education, Atlanta, GA.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Member of Northeast Georgia Fall Prevention Coalition core leadership (2017-present)

Board member of the Georgia Gerontology Society (2016-present) serving on Scholarship and Conference committees.

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