Mack, Amanda, OTD, OTR/L, CLC

Clinical Interests

Dr. Mack’s clinical interests focus on improving occupational performance and participation in new parents, as well as promoting health and well-being for a variety of caregivers. She has experience in supporting new mothers as they work toward their breastfeeding goals and has a particular interest in interdisciplinary and cross-institutional breastfeeding support for people with high-risk pregnancies.

Research Interests

Dr. Mack is a member of the Washington University Maternal Health Collective, and her research focuses primarily on supporting breastfeeding and general maternal wellness for a variety of populations. She also engages in educational research about occupational therapy students.

Teaching Roles

As the director of Post-Professional Education, Dr. Mack is primarily responsible for developing and teaching within the online post-professional OTD program, including “Advanced Theory Implementation” and the Doctoral Project courses. Additionally, she facilitates scholarly projects for entry-level OTD students, teaches an elective for entry-level students about maternal health, and mentors a variety of entry-level and post-professional students.

Education

2019: Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD), Boston University
2013: MS in occupational therapy, Boston University
2011: BS in therapeutic studies, minor in psychology, Boston University

Background

Dr. Mack joined the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in August, 2022. She created and launched the online post-professional OTD program, welcoming the first cohort of students in the Fall of 2023. She continues to serve as director of that program. Prior to joining WashU OT, Dr. Mack served as an assistant professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions (IHP) in Boston. She cofounded the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion group within the Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy in 2020 and helped launch the MGH-IHP chapter of Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity as the founding faculty advisor in 2019. She currently serves as an evaluator for the Accreditation Council for Occupational Education and a peer reviewer for a variety of academic journals. She has collaborated with a variety of hospitals including Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital, to provide occupational therapy breastfeeding support to new mothers.

She has experience teaching and developing online courses for both entry-level and post-professional OTD students, including courses on health promotion and wellness, productive aging, and OT theory. She also has extensive experience working with Level I and Level II fieldwork placements and mentoring entry-level and post-professional OTD capstone students.

Selected Publications

Mack, A. & Hildebrand, M. (2024). Occupational therapy interventions for caregivers of people who experienced stroke. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 78(2), 7802390010. Doi: 10.5014/ajot.2024.050496

Mack, A., O’Donnell, M., Henning, A., & Bernstein, S.L. (2023). Development of a hospital-academic collaboration to implement an interprofessional telehealth breastfeeding support group. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 38(1), 172-175. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2023.2240851

Mack, A. & Hildebrand, M. (2023). Interventions for caregivers of people who have had a stroke: A systematic review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 77(1). doi: 10.5014/ajot.2023.050012

Mack, A., Escher, A., & Wong, J. (2022). Barriers, challenges, and supports to the implementation of standardized patients and simulated environments by occupational therapy education programs. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 6(2). Retrieved from https://encompass.eku.edu/jote/vol6/iss2/13

Naidoo, K., Plummer, L., McKean, M., Mack, A., Bowdle, G.K., Mullins, M.A., & Gore, S. (2022). Virtual faculty and peer mentoring to promote social belonging among minoritized physical therapist and nursing students. Healthcare, 10(3), 416. doi: 10.3390/healthcare10030416

Mack, A., Arrigo, M., Fink, T., Garrity, K., Cox, D., Kwasnowski, L., & Wong, J. (2021). Fatigue and functional outcomes in cancer rehabilitation. Supportive Care in Cancer, 29(12), 8069-8076. doi: 10.1007/s00520-021-06405-4

Mack, Amanda

Mack, Amanda, OTD, OTR/L, CLC

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Medicine
Director, Post-Professional Education

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

Phone: (314) 273-4393
Fax: 314-286-1601
[email protected]

Scholarship

Maternal Health Collective

ORCiD ID

0000-0002-2516-4410

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