Suzanne Perea Burns, Ph.D., OTR

Assistant Professor

Occupational Therapy

Suzanne Perea Burns, Ph.D., OTR

Contact

sburns3@twu.edu
940-898-2809
MCL 851

Biography

Dr. Suzanne Burns is Assistant Professor in the School of Occupational Therapy in Denton, Texas. Clinically, Dr. Burns specializes in acquired brain injury rehabilitation in the context of the community. Her research foci are two-fold: (1) participation in context for adults with mild stroke, and in particular, the interplay between post-stroke executive dysfunction and the lived environment, and (2) leveraging mobile technology to mitigate health and participation disparities in persons with disabilities.


*Are you interested in the MET-Home? Please send email requests to sburns3@twu.edu for a copy of the assessment.

Education

Ph.D., Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman's University, Dallas, Texas, 2016
Postdoctoral Studies, Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, 2018
M.O.T., Occupational Therapy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2011
B.S., Nutrition/Dietetics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2009

Research Interests

Executive Function Impairments After Stroke; Community Integration Outcomes; Mobile Technology; Health And Participation Disparities In Adults With Disabilities

Latest Articles

Classification of mild stroke: A mapping review
PM&R (Philadelphia, 2009) : The Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation (2019)
J. Schwartz, C. Capo-Lugo, A.. Akinwuntan, P. Roberts, S. Krishnan

Return to work after mild stroke
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2019)
S. Scott, S. P. Burns, J. Schwartz, M. Kovic

Community vision interventions for adults with acquired brain injury
OT Practice Magazine (2018)
J. D. Perea, M. C. Anise, S. P. Burns

Driving after mild stroke
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2018)
H. Devos, I. Hong, A. Frias, S. P. Burns, J. Schwartz

In-home contextual reality: A qualitative analysis using the Multiple Errands Test Home Version (MET-Home)
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (2018)
S. P. Burns, N. D. Pickens, D. R. Dawson, J. Perea, A. Vas

Interdisciplinary approaches to facilitate return-to-driving and return-to-work in mild stroke: A position paper
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2018)
S. P. Burns, J. Schwartz, S. Scott, H. Devos, M. Kovic

Racial and ethnic disparities in post-stroke disability: A scoping review of assessment tools
Disability and Rehabilitation (2018)
S. P. Burns, B. White, G. S. Magwood, C. Ellis, A. Logan

Post-stroke cognitive impairments in adults with stroke: Incorporating assessment and intervention approaches in the home environment
OT Practice Magazine (2018)
S. P. Burns, M. Neville

Racial and ethnic differences in post-stroke subjective cognitive decline exist
Disability and Health Journal (2018)
S. P. Burns, M. Mueller, G. S. Magwood, B. M. White, D. Lackland

Interprofessional client-centered reasoning processes in home modification practice
Journal of Housing for the Elderly (2017)
S. P. Burns, N. D. Pickens, R. O. Smith

Sex differences in patient-reported post-stroke disability
Journal of Women's Health (2017)
B. White, G. Magwood, S. P. Burns, C. Ellis

Cognitive assessment trends in home health care for adults with mild stroke
American Journal of Occupational Therapy (2016)
S. C. Burns, M. Neville

Embedding technology into inter-professional best practices in home safety evaluation
Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology (2016)
S. P. Burns, N. D. Pickens

Chapters

Home modifications
in Clinical and Professional Reasoning in Occupational Therapy, 2nd Edition | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (2017)
N. D. Pickens, S. P. Burns

Externally Funded Projects

Development of a Multi-Faceted Software Evaluation for Home Reintegration: There's an App for That? Year 4 of 4
National Institute of Disability Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research | 2017
Role: Collaborator

Wide Spectrum Investigation of Stroke Outcome Disparities on Multiple Levels (WISSDOM Center) Year 3 of 4
American Heart Association | 2017
Role: Collaborator

Development of a Multi-Faceted Software Evaluation for Home Reintegration: There's an App for That? Year 3 of 4
National Institute of Disability Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research | 2016
Role: Collaborator

Wide Spectrum Investigation of Stroke Outcome Disparities on Multiple Levels (WISSDOM Center) Year 2 of 4
American Heart Association | 2016
Role: Collaborator

Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Multiple Errands Test Home Version (MET-Home) in Adults with Post-Stroke Executive Dysfunction
Texas Occupational Therapy Foundation | $2,500.00 | 2015
Role: Principal Investigator

Development of a Multi-Faceted Software Evaluation for Home Reintegration: There's an App for That? Year 2 of 4
National Institute of Disability Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research | 2015
Role: Collaborator

Internally Funded Projects

Proposal Development Grant Program
Texas Woman's University Office of Research and Sponsored Programs | $5,400.00 | 2019
Research Grant

Office Of Research and Sponsored Programs Travel Award
Texas Woman's University | $800.00 | 2018
Research Grant

Honors & Awards

  • Stroke Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group Early Career Poster Award (2018)
  • UNM Occupational Therapy Graduate Program Distinguished Alumni Award (2017)
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (2016)
  • Measurement Networking Group Early Career Poster Award (2016)
  • Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant (2016)