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MaryBeth Gallagher

Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery, Occupational Therapy
311 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Presentations & Appearances


Creating and Assessing Classroom Climates and Teaching Practices that Support Learning Through Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging - Duke AHEAD Education Day · March 24, 2023 - March 24, 2023 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Duke University,

Covid-19 and social justice movements of the last three years created monumental changes in education. These changes provided opportunities for exploration and innovation in the new Duke occupational therapy doctorate program. Duke OTD received a grant from Duke Learning Innovation to establish a professional learning community (PLC) to engage in inquiry, reflection and action toward fostering classrooms and program systems characterized by equity, inclusion, and belonging. This poster presentation shares the results of the this practice based learning inquiry, fostering inclusion in the classroom and antiracism in our teaching.

Practice Based Enquiry in Acute Mental Health - AJOT Authors & Issues Session 14 · February 6, 2023 - February 6, 2023 Interview American Journal of Occupational Therapy, virtual interview

This session of AJOT Authors & Issues features guests MaryBeth Gallagher (Duke University), Nancy Bagatell (UNC Chapel Hill), Kimberly Conrad (UNC Health), and Darren Peters (UNC Health). They discuss their article published in Volume 77, Issue 1 of AJOT entitled: Using Practice Based Enquiry to Enact Occupation-Centered, Justice-Oriented Practice in an Acute Mental Health Setting.

Link to Open Access article:https://research.aota.org/ajot

Mobilizing Occupational Science Knowledge in Everyday Occupational Therapy Practice - Annual Conference · October 20, 2022 - October 22, 2022 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Society for the Study of Occupation:USA, San Diego, CA
“Ruffling Feathers”: How engaging in a practice based enquiry motivated a team of mental health OTs to enact occupational justice. - WFOT Congress 2022 · August 28, 2022 - August 31, 2022 International Meeting or Conference World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Paris, France

Paper is based on a practice based enquiry in an acute mental health setting. Practicing therapists as co-researchers explored their own practice with a view to change. In the process, the therapists encountered their own occupational injustices and collectively sought and discovered ways to create change at the micro and meso levels.

Practical Tools for Cultivating an Inclusive Culture in Health Professions Education - Practical Tools for Cultivating an Inclusive Culture in Health Professions Education · March 31, 2022 - April 1, 2022 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Duke AHEAD, Duke University

Poster presentation of experience of TBL and ULD to foster inclusion in the the classroom in the first cohort in the Duke OTD.

Creating and Assessing Classroom Climates and Teaching Practices that Support Learning Through Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging - Duke AHEAD Education Day · March 24, 2023 - March 24, 2023 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Duke University,

Covid-19 and social justice movements of the last three years created monumental changes in education. These changes provided opportunities for exploration and innovation in the new Duke occupational therapy doctorate program. Duke OTD received a grant from Duke Learning Innovation to establish a professional learning community (PLC) to engage in inquiry, reflection and action toward fostering classrooms and program systems characterized by equity, inclusion, and belonging. This poster presentation shares the results of the this practice based learning inquiry, fostering inclusion in the classroom and antiracism in our teaching.

Practice Based Enquiry in Acute Mental Health - AJOT Authors & Issues Session 14 · February 6, 2023 - February 6, 2023 Interview American Journal of Occupational Therapy, virtual interview

This session of AJOT Authors & Issues features guests MaryBeth Gallagher (Duke University), Nancy Bagatell (UNC Chapel Hill), Kimberly Conrad (UNC Health), and Darren Peters (UNC Health). They discuss their article published in Volume 77, Issue 1 of AJOT entitled: Using Practice Based Enquiry to Enact Occupation-Centered, Justice-Oriented Practice in an Acute Mental Health Setting.

Link to Open Access article:https://research.aota.org/ajot

Mobilizing Occupational Science Knowledge in Everyday Occupational Therapy Practice - Annual Conference · October 20, 2022 - October 22, 2022 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Society for the Study of Occupation:USA, San Diego, CA
“Ruffling Feathers”: How engaging in a practice based enquiry motivated a team of mental health OTs to enact occupational justice. - WFOT Congress 2022 · August 28, 2022 - August 31, 2022 International Meeting or Conference World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Paris, France

Paper is based on a practice based enquiry in an acute mental health setting. Practicing therapists as co-researchers explored their own practice with a view to change. In the process, the therapists encountered their own occupational injustices and collectively sought and discovered ways to create change at the micro and meso levels.

Practical Tools for Cultivating an Inclusive Culture in Health Professions Education - Practical Tools for Cultivating an Inclusive Culture in Health Professions Education · March 31, 2022 - April 1, 2022 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Duke AHEAD, Duke University

Poster presentation of experience of TBL and ULD to foster inclusion in the the classroom in the first cohort in the Duke OTD.

Community Building Activities for Learners and Fun for Educators - Duke AHEAD Education Day · March 11, 2022 Other Duke AHEAD, virtual

Panel presenter

Carrying the Innovation Forward to Teach Diverse Learners - Teaching IDEAS Series/Learning Innovation Panel · November 4, 2021 - November 4, 2021 Other Duke Learning Innovation, virtual

panelist presenter

Practice Based Enquiry in Mental Health: Justice, Hope and Action - OT Summit of Scholars · June 23, 2021 - June 25, 2021 National Scientific Meeting Colorado State University, virtual
Reclaiming Occupation: A Practice Based Inquiry in Mental Health - Annual Conference · March 30, 2021 - March 30, 2021 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association, virtual
Leadership During a Crisis: Creating an Employee Wellness Program - Annual Conference · March 20, 2021 - March 30, 2021 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association, virtual
The Shaping of Occupational Choice and its Impact on Health and Wellbeing in Acute Mental Health - Annual Conference · November 9, 2018 - November 11, 2018 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association, Lake Junaluska, NC
A Collaborative Model of Student Education - Annual Conference · November 11, 2017 - November 11, 2017 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association, Raleigh
The Importance of Life Skills Within an Acute Psychiatric Population - Annual Conference · April 22, 2017 - April 22, 2017 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association, Raleigh

Service to Duke


Well-being Across Health Professions Committee (School) · May 2021 Committee Service Duke SOM,