Karen Jacobs


Boston University
Department of Occupational Therapy
635 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA  2215 USA

email: kjacobs@bu.edu

Website: http://people.bu.edu/kjacobs/
Twitter: @karenjacobsot

About me
I am a clinical professor and the program director of distance education post-professional programs in occupational therapy at Boston University (BU), Boston, Massachusetts, USA.  I have worked at BU for 27 years. I teach courses on-campus and on-line such as Analysis & Adaptation of Occupation, Educational Theory & Practice, Health Care Management, and Ergonomics for Therapists. I am a faculty in residence and live on-campus at BU.  I completed my doctoral degree at the University of Massachusetts, a Master of Science in occupational therapy at Boston University, and a Bachelor of Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
My research examines the interface between the environment and human capabilities. In particular, we examines the individual factors and environmental demands associated with increased risk of functional limitations among populations of university and middle school aged students, particularly in notebook computing and backpack use. I am also interested in tele-rehabilitation.I am also a certified professional ergonomist (CPE) and the founding editor of the international journal WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation(IOS Press, The Netherlands).I enjoy technology and am an early adopter.