Susan Stark, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, will present “Community Engagement: The Secret to Successful Recruitment and Retention of Community-Dwelling Older Adults (COVID edition)” via livestream on Friday, Feb. 5 from 1 to 2 p.m. as part of the College of Public Health and Health Professions Dean’s Scholar Lecture Series.
In her presentation, Stark will discuss how community engagement can increase recruitment and retention of underrepresented populations, improve acceptance of interventions and support changes in the approach during a global pandemic.
An associate professor of occupational therapy, neurology and social work at Washington University in St. Louis, Stark studies the environmental factors at home and in the community to improve the performance, participation, and quality of life for older adults living with functional limitations. Her research has been supported by the Administration of Aging, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, National Institutes of Health and U.S. Housing and Urban Development.
Stark’s lecture is sponsored by the PHHP dean’s office and the department of occupational therapy. The event is free and open to all, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Register at https://ot.phhp.ufl.edu/deans-scholar/