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Lisa Bagby Lisa Bagby
Assistant Professor of Health, Human Function, and Rehabilitation Sciences

Office Phone: 515-570-8146
Email: Email
Department: Health, Human Function, and Rehabilitation Sciences


  • BS, Health & Exercise Science; Sports Medicine, Iowa State University Science and Technology, 2007
  • OTD, Creighton University, 2010
  • MHA, Des Moines University, 2015


Lisa Bagby (she, her, hers) is the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy in the Department of Health, Human Function, and Rehabilitation Sciences at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She received her OTD from Creighton University, her Master of Health Administration from Des Moines University, and her BS in kinesiology from Iowa State University. Her clinical experience is primarily with adult and older adult populations in a variety of practice settings.


The primary focus of Dr. Bagby’s research is related to clinical education topics aimed at improving student outcomes during fieldwork experiences. Dr. Bagby also has research interest related to increasing diversity in the profession of occupational therapy and health care professions in general.


Dr. Bagby teaches graduate courses in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program. Additionally, she has been a guest lecturer for OT programs and has presented locally, nationally and internationally about occupational therapy.


  • Occupational Therapy


Bekmuratova, S., Bagby, L., Domina, A., Patterson, A., & Mu, K. (2022). The Impact of International Doctoral Capstone Experience on Occupational Therapy Clinicians' Current Practice. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 6 (2). Retrieved from https://encompass.eku.edu/jote/vol6/iss2/18

Coppard, B., Qi, Y., Bagby, L., & Shin, J., (2019). Fee-for Placement in Level II Fieldwork: Prevalence and Context. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education.

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

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