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Anne V. Kirby, Ph.D., OTR/L

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Academic Information

Departments: Occupational and Recreational Therapies - Associate Professor, Psychiatry - Adjunct Associate Professor

Divisions: Adult Psychiatry

Academic Office Information

Anne_Kirby@hsc.utah.edu

My research focuses on individuals on the autism spectrum and their families, with particular focus on (1) suicide risk and prevention, and (2) understanding and preparing youth and families for successful transition to adulthood. Prior to pursuing my PhD in Occupational Science, I gained diverse clinical experiences as an occupational therapist. I worked in early intervention and charter school settings with children with a variety of special needs. I also worked as an inpatient occupational therapist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Travel has also provided me with opportunities to learn about occupational therapy and other services for individuals with disabilities in multiple states and other parts of the world. I enjoy bringing my experiences into the classroom when teaching.