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. Additionally, Dr. Mack has experience working in inpatient long-term acute rehabilitation, focusing on late-stage oncology populations.
Dr. Mack’s current scholarly activities focus on enabling caregivers’ continued participation in the role of caregiving. This includes both new parents and caregivers of people with stroke and other conditions. In addition, Dr. Mack has a scholarly interest in innovative teaching approaches and their use in occupational therapy education, including the use of simulation and other experiential learning methods.
As the director of Post-Professional Education, Dr. Mack is primarily responsible for developing and teaching within the online post-professional OTD program, which will launch in 2023.
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
Dr. Mack served as the director of the Occupational Therapy Center for Learning, Participation and Rehabilitation in 2022 and as an assistant professor, instructor and fieldwork faculty member from 2019-2022 at the MGH Institute of Health Professions (IPH) in Boston. Prior to that, she was the fieldwork coordinator from 2015-2019. 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 has also been a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association since 2010 and has served as an evaluator for the Accreditation Council for Occupational Education since 2020.
During her time at MGH IPH, Dr. Mack established an ongoing partnership with the Massachusetts General Hospital Breastfeeding Clinic to provide ongoing support to new parents who choose to breastfeed. She has experience teaching 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 in addition to mentoring entry-level OTD students for their capstone projects.
Mack, A., & Hildebrand, M. (2022). Education and training interventions for caregivers of persons with stroke (January 1, 1999-December 31, 2019). American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76(3), 7603393030. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2022.763004
Hildebrand, M., & Mack, A. (2022). Interventions using cognitive-behavioral techniques for caregivers of people with stroke (January 1, 1999-December 31, 2019). American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76(3), 7603393040. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2022.763005
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
Mack, A., & Hildebrand, M. (2022). Education and support interventions for caregivers of persons with stroke (January 1, 1999 – December 31, 2019). American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76(3), 7603393020. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2022.763303
Hildebrand, M., & Mack, A. (2022). Multimodal interventions for caregivers of people with stroke (January 1, 1999-December 31, 2019). American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76(3), 7603393010. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2022/763002
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
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