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Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller Ph.D., Dr.O.T., OTRL, CDP (ar7975)

Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller Ph.D., Dr.O.T., OTRL, CDP (ar7975)

University Information

Title: Associate Professor - Clinical
Unit: Occupational Therapy Program
Department: Pharmacy & Health Science

Contact Information

313-993-3970
259 Mack
2224 EACPHS
Detroit, 48201

Office for Teaching & Learning

Title: Associate Professor - Clinical
Department: Occupational Therapy Program

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Office Location: EACPHS, Room 2212
Phone: 313-993-3970
Email: ar7975@wayne.edu
Title: Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
Appointments:

Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Program, Department of Health Care Sciences

Degrees and Certifications:
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2015
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT), Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2003
  • Master of Occupational Therapy, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 2000
  • BA in Exercise Science, Adrian College Adrian, MI, 1997
Positions and Employment:
  • Occupational Therapist, Life Skills Community Rehabilitation & Associates, Chelsea, MI, August 2010-present
  • Assistant Professor (Full Time), Wayne State University Occupational Therapy Program, Detroit, MI, September 2003-present
  • Adjunct Instructor, Wayne County Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, MI, September 2002-2012
  • Pediatric Team Leader, Discover! Summer Camp hosted by Special Tree Rehabilitation Systems, Romulus, MI, Summer 2002
  • Occupational Therapist (Full Time), Special Tree Neuro Care Center, Romulus, MI, 1999-2003
Awards and Honors:

Wayne State University President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2015-2016

Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Care Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award for Full-time Faculty, 2008

Professional Memberships:
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Michigan Occupational Therapy Association (MiOTA)
  • The Sloan Consortium
Areas of Expertise:
    • Dementia Family Caregiver Training
    • Dementia Family Caregiver Quality of Life
    • Instructional Design, Delivery, and Human Patient Simulation
    • OT Board Exam Preparation
Recent Publications:

Peer reviewed (* = Corresponding author)

*DiZazzo-Miller, R., Winston, K., Winkler, S., & Donovan, M. (In-press). The family caregiver training program: A randomized control trial. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(5).

Dunleavy, K., Galen, S., Reid, K., Dhar, P., *DiZazzo-Miller, R. (2017). Impact of interprofessional peer teaching on physical and occupational therapy student's role identity. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice, 6, 1-5. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.xjep.2016.10.006 

*DiZazzo-Miller, R., Pociask, F. D., Bertran, E. A., Fritz, H. Abbas, M., Tarakji, S., Lysack, C. L., Jaber, L. A., & Arnetz, J. (2017). Diabetes is devastating and insulin is a death sentence: Provider perspectives of diabetes self management in Arab American patients. Clinical Diabetes, 35(1), 43-50.

Fritz, H., *DiZazzo-Miller, R., Bertran, E., Pociask, F. D., Tarakji, S., Arnetz, J., Lysack, C. L., & Jaber, L. A. (2016). Diabetes self-management among Arab Americans: Patient and provider perspectives. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 16(22), 1-7. doi: 10.1186/s12914-016-0097-8

Samuel, P. S., Pociask, F. D., DiZazzo-Miller, R., Carrellas, A., & LeRoy, B. W. (2016). Concurrent validity of the international Family Quality of Life Survey. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 30(2), 187-201. http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/07380577.2015.1116129

Bertran, E. A., Fritz, H., Abbas, M., Tarakji, S., DiZazzo-Miller, R., Pociask, F. D., Lysack, C. L., Arnetz, J., & Jaber, L. A. (2015). Patient perspectives on the impact of Arab American culture on diabetes self-management. The Diabetes Educator, 41(6), 748-754.

Pociask, F. D., DiZazzo-Miller, R., Goldberg, A., & Adamo, D. (2015). The contribution of head position, standing surface, and vision to postural control in community-dwelling older adults. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(1).

*DiZazzo-Miller, R., & Pociask, F. D. (2015). Dementia in the context of disability. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 33(22), 139-151. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/02703181.2015.1014126

*DiZazzo-Miller, R. (2015). Spinal cord injuries secondary to gunshot wounds: Implications for occupational therapy. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 3(1), Article 7. http://dx.doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1127

*DiZazzo-Miller, R., Samuel, P. S., Barnas, J., & Welker, K. (2014). Addressing everyday challenges: The feasibility of a family caregiver training program. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(2), 212-220. http://ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1864930

*DiZazzo-Miller, R., Pociask, F. D., & Samuel, P. (2013). Understanding resource needs of persons with dementia and their caregivers. Michigan Family Review, 17(1), 1-20. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.4919087.0017.102

Pociask, F. D., DiZazzo-Miller, R., & Samuel, P. (2013). Reducing cognitive load while teaching complex instruction to occupational therapy students. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67, e92-e99.

Books edited

DiZazzo-Miller, R., & Pociask, F. D. (2018). Preparing for the OT National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

DiZazzo-Miller, R., & Pociask, F. D. (2018). Preparing for the OTA National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

DiZazzo-Miller, R., & Pellerito, J.P. (2011). Preparing for the OT National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers.                                                                                                                                                                           

Chapters authored

DiZazzo-Miller, R., & Pociask, F. D. (2018). Getting started. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & F. D. Pociask (Eds.), Preparing for the OT National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (2nd ed., pp. 3-12). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

DiZazzo-Miller, R., & Andrus, J. (2018). Caregiving. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & F. D. Pociask (Eds.), Preparing for the OT National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (2nd ed., pp. 37-40). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Andrus, J., & DiZazzo-Miller, R. (2018). Assessment of roles and context: Personal, social, and cultural. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & F. D. Pociask (Eds.), Preparing for the OT National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (2nd ed., pp. 41-50). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Johnson, C., Maher, S., & DiZazzo-Miller, R. (2018). Sensation, ROM, strength, and coordination. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & F. D. Pociask (Eds.), Preparing for the OT National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (2nd ed., pp. 51-64). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

DiZazzo-Miller, R., & Malek, M. (2018). Research. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & F. D. Pociask (Eds.), Preparing for the OT National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (2nd ed., pp. 633-640). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

DiZazzo-Miller, R. (2018). Fifteen days and counting. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & F. D. Pociask (Eds.), Preparing for the OT National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (2nd ed., pp. 649-652). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

DiZazzo-Miller, R. (2018). Life after the exam. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & F. D. Pociask (Eds.), Preparing for the OT National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (2nd ed., pp. 657-658). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Tolmie, J., & DiZazzo-Miller, R. (2018). Back on the horse. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & F. D. Pociask (Eds.), Preparing for the OT National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (2nd ed., pp. 661-663). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Miller, L., & DiZazzo-Miller, R. (2017). Spinal cord injury. In B. J. Atchison and D. K. Dirette (Eds.), Conditions in occupational therapy: Effect on occupational performance (5th ed.). Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

DiZazzo-Miller, R., Pellerito, J. M., & Pociask, F. D. (2011). Getting started. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & J. M. Pellerito (Eds.), Preparing for the OT National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (pp. 1-12). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

DiZazzo-Miller, R., Pellerito, J. M., & Pociask, F. D. (2011). 10 days & counting. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & J. M. Pellerito (Eds.), Preparing for the OT National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (pp. 467-470). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

DiZazzo-Miller, R., Talley, S. A., Pociask, F. D., & Pellerito, J. M. (2011). Assessment of sensation, range of motion, strength, and coordination In R. DiZazzo-Miller & J. M. Pellerito (Eds.), Preparing for the OT National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (pp. 47-62). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Lysack, C., DiZazzo-Miller, R. (2011). Assessment of roles and context: Personal, social, and cultural In R. DiZazzo-Miller & J. M. Pellerito (Eds.), Preparing for the OT National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (pp. 99-105). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Pellerito, J. M., DiZazzo-Miller, R., & Pociask, F. D. (2011). Occupational therapy management and business fundamentals. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & J. M. Pellerito (Eds.), Preparing for the OT National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (pp. 425-439). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Pellerito, J. M., DiZazzo-Miller, R., & Pociask, F. D. (2011). Promoting meaningful occupations through assistive technology, driver rehabilitation, and community mobility. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & J. M. Pellerito (Eds.), Preparing for the OT National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (pp. 397-415). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Pociask, F. D., DiZazzo-Miller, R., & Pellerito, J. M. (2011). Learning as an adult and cognitive factors in learning. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & J. M. Pellerito (Eds.), Preparing for the OT National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (pp. 19-30). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Pociask, F. D., Pellerito, J. M., & DiZazzo-Miller, R. (2011). Study tips, skills, methods and strategies. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & J. M. Pellerito (Eds.), Preparing for the OT National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (pp. 33-42). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Book Reviews

DiZazzo-Miller, R. (2014). Book Review: Quick Reference Dictionary for Occupational Therapy. Activities, Adaptation, & Aging, 38(1), 74.

DiZazzo-Miller, R. (2012). Book Review: Occupational Therapy Essentials for Clinical Competence. Activities, Adaptation & Aging, 36(2).

DiZazzo-Miller, R. (2008), Book Review: Breaking Bread, Nourishing Connections for People with and without Disabilities Together at Mealtime. Activities, Adaptation, & Aging, 31(3).

DiZazzo-Miller, R. (2006). Book Review: Sandy Berger's Great Age Guide the Internet. Activities, Adaptation, & Aging, 31(1).

Research Connect link: https://researchconnect.wayne.edu/en/persons/rosanne-dizazzo-miller
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