Elizabeth B. Crepeau, professor emerita of Occupational Therapy received her BS in occupational therapy and MA and PhD in sociology from the University of New Hampshire. Her scholarship has focused on the clinical reasoning in occupational therapy practice and the relation of everyday occupation to health and well-being. She edited the 9th, 10th, and 11th edition of Willard and Spackman's Occupational Therapy, one of the foremost texts in the field. Professor Crepeau's research has been published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, Qualitative Health Research, and Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. She was named a fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association in 1984 and was inaugural chair of the England Professorship in Occupational Therapy from 2005 until her retirement in May 2008. In addition she has received numerous awards including the CHHS Teaching Excellence Award, the UNH Outstanding Associate Professor Award, and the American Occupational Therapy Foundation Meritorious Service Award. She is particularly proud to be the recipient of the Community Service Award from Bistate Health Care Association for over 25 years of work with Lamprey Health Care, a community health center dedicated to providing comprehensive health care to people regardless of their ability to pay. Professor Crepeau is a member of the Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and has been active for several years in its social action programs. She enjoys gardening, sewing, cooking, and spending time with her family – particularly her three grandchildren - Naomi, Owen, and Theo.
University Dialogue contribution: Perspectives about Occupational Justice: Can Poverty and Occupational Deprivation Influence Child Development?