Mary-Ellen Johnson, OTD, MAHSM, OTR/L

Mary-Ellen Johnson, OTD, MAHSM, OTR/L

Clinical Assistant Professor

Professional Interest
Adult Sensory Processing 

Degrees and Certifications

    Doctor of Occupational Therapy
    MA Health Systems Management

Teaching Responsibilities

    Adults and older adults
    Therapeutic use of self
    groups and populations
    introduction to occupational therapy
    capstone advisement

Research Interests & Grants

    Adult Sensory Processing
    Older Adults
    Sensory Processing and Academic Retention and Success
    Sacred Heart University Research and Creativity Grant 2010-2011 - $294.00 to study how sensory stimuli impacts a college student’s experience

Publications and Presentations

    Johnson, M. E., & Irving, R. (2008, June). "Implications of sensory defensiveness in a college population." The American Occupational Therapy Association Sensory Integration Special Interest Section Quarterly, 31(2), 1–3.

    Strong, L.L., Bowers, D.M., Johnson, M.E., Alaimo, N., Clinton-Briley, A. & Colon, L. (2005). "Aging with Grace- Envejecinedo con gracia." Puerto Rican Health Sciences Journal (March). (abstract)

    Emery, M.J., Strong, L.L., Bowers, D.M., Johnson, M.E., (2005). "The establishment of a multicultural and interdisciplinary Wellness Center through university community partnerships." Puerto Rican Health Sciences Journal (March). (abstract)

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Hours: By appointment – available four days a week.
  • Location:
    Occupational Therapy
    Cambridge 1-O-08
    College of Health Professions
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