Sarah Foidel OTD, OTR/L

Associate Professor
Areas I Teach 

Sarah’s interests include building and empowering occupational therapy skills in the fields of neurology and gerontology. Her teaching is deeply rooted in clinical care including improving quality of life for people with advanced neurological conditions, increasing occupational performance in people with ABI, and exploring functional cognition as a primary assessment area. Her current clinical work includes telehealth for behavioral interventions for older adults living in long-term care, working with survivors of traumatic brain injury for return to work, and clinical assessment in geriatric psychiatry.

Sarah graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Puget Sound.  In 2014, she received her Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate and Graduate Certificate of Gerontology from the University of Utah. Her 20-year practice history includes acute care, geriatric psychiatry, skilled nursing/ rehabilitation, and outpatient psychiatry.

Current research interests: Delirium management, interprofessional teaching, capstone process, identity development of those living with acquired brain injury, and developing strength-based care planning for people with dementia.