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 to study how sensory stimuli impacts a college student’s experience

Publications and Presentations

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    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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