Position: Visiting Assistant Professor
Location: Health Professions Building, Suite 237
Phone: (540) 665-5561
BS, Human Development and Family Studies with Substance Abuse Certification, Texas Tech University; Master of Science, Occupational Therapy, Shenandoah University; Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Shenandoah University
Geron, T. (2020) Ethical considerations in telehealth. In Walters-Klower, Understanding telehealth: Regulations,
reimbursement, and ethical issues in telehealth. https://telemedinsights.lww.
FALL PREVENTION PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT IN A PACE PROGRAM, National PACE Association | Boston, MA – October 2017; Alexandria, VA – December 2017
Annual Conference – selected presenter of research and program development of fall performance improvement in the home and PACE setting to clinicians, service providers and key informants on strategies to reduce fall risk and related deleterious injury in older persons living in community settings.
INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION IN A UNIVERSITY SETTING: A MIXED-METHODS STUDY, National Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association | Nashville, TN – April 2015
Selected presenter of capstone research, Interprofessional Education in a University Setting: A Mixed Methods Study, to clinicians, educators, researchers, and key informants with particular interest in interprofessional collaboration and education initiatives.
UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA | Inova Health System, Fairfax Virginia – 2017
Developed and implemented dedicated program series for Northern Virginia caregivers and their loved ones. This six-part series focused on understanding dementia, its progression, and help educating families on HOW and WHAT to do when caring for a loved one with a changing brain.
“When it’s over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
When it is over, I don’t want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.
I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.”
― Mary Oliver
Excited about data. | Passionate about mitigation of health disparities. | Disability research. | Advocate. Therapist. Clinician. Educator. | Rolling my way through my N=1 world.
Dr. Geron, OTD, OTR/L, CCM, (occupational therapist and certified case manager) is an assistant professor at Shenandoah University in the Occupational Therapy Doctorate program and is a board registered and licensed occupational therapist. She holds a post-professional doctorate in occupational therapy with prior practice areas in neurorehabilitation, mental health, low vision, brain injury, dementia, and home modifications. She was also selected for specialty clinical internships at the National Institutes of Health as a practitioner to those with major mood disorders and schizophrenia. She has practiced with populations across the lifespan from NICU through geriatrics including end-of-life.
Her passion is to partner with individuals, families, and communities to help facilitate ways to live and work as independently and as holistically as possible in a manner that meets their needs and supports their vision. She has researched, pioneered, and delivered real-life skills and strategy workshops for navigating the uncertainties of dementia and has co-developed a fall prevention program in the Northern Virginia area.
She is also passionate about action on the mitigation of health disparities and inequalities that limit opportunities for people to access the supports they need to live as meaningfully and independently as possible. Her research and programs have been selected for presentation at several organizations such as the American Occupational Therapy Association and the National PACE Association. She has worked extensively with individuals and families living with dementia and other brain change conditions such as acquired and traumatic brain injury.
In addition, she is also a part-time instructor in the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at The George Washington University School of Medicine in the Clinical and Translational Research Department as well as an alternate advisor for the American Occupational Therapy Association to the American Medical Association CPT advisory panel.
In her free time, she loves traveling and laughing with her family, cuddling her three large dogs, kitchen dancing, practicing yoga, vegan cookbooks, and sharing beautiful meals with family and friends.