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Marion Russell, OTD, MOTR/L, SCFES

Director, Post-Professional Occupational Doctoral Program

Assistant Professor

Marion Russell

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School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
Faculty - Pharmacy, OT, PT
Occupational Therapy Faculty
BOYN - Boyne

Marion Russell, OTD, MOTR/L, SCFES

Director, Post-Professional Occupational Doctoral Program

Assistant Professor


I am  a graduate of the Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program at Creighton University and joined the faculty here at Creighton in August 2018. I am originally from Berlin, Germany and have experience working in private practice and clinical settings in the United States, Germany, and Austria.

Since 2016, I have been a member of a specialized feeding and eating therapy team at the NoTube Interdisciplinary Therapy Center in Graz, Austria. Prior to that, I worked with medically fragile children at a special purpose private school in Scarborough, Maine. I have taught pediatrics and theory courses at my alma mater, the University of Southern Maine, where I earned my Master of Occupational Therapy after finishing a bachelor of arts in English Literature at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. My scholarly work focuses on the impact of enteral feeding on family mealtime routine, pediatric feeding and eating behavior disorders, health disparities experienced by transgender clients, telehealth and type 1 diabetes. I am an American Occupational Therapy Association certified Eating, Feeding and Swallowing Therapist and continue to specialize in enteral tube weaning and telemedical services.
 

Research Focus

As a scholar, I am committed to life-long learning and consistent contribution to the field of occupational therapy. My research focuses on three main areas: the provision of telehealth services; interventions to address difficulties in pediatric feeding and eating behaviors; and education and advocacy to combat healthcare disparities experienced by members of the transgender population. The overarching goal of this work is to contribute to occupational therapy as a field, prepare students who are equipped to competently serve all clients they encounter in their clinical work, and to increase accessibility, participation, and quality of life for adult clients as well as children and their caregivers.

Department

Occupational Therapy

Position

Assistant Professor

Articles

  • The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy
    Russell, M., & Bahle-Lampe, A. (2016). The Care for the Dying: A critical historical analysis of occupational therapy in hospice. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 4(2). doi: 10.15453/2168-6408.1216  
    4(2)
  • Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
    Russell, M., Jewell, V.D., Poskey, G., & Russell, A. (2018).  Enteral feeding and its impact on family mealtime routines for caregivers of children with cerebral palsy: A mixed method study. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 65(1), 25-34, 
    65(1), p. 25-34
  • Reynold, M., Volkmer, K, Jewell, V., & Russell, M. (2019). Creative solutions for implementing occupation-centered practice in skilled nursing facilities. Occupational Therapy Practice, Continuing Education Article. 

General

  • OT Practice
    Jewell, V.D., Russell, M., Feiten, B., & Ludwig, E. (2020). Implementing Occupational Therapy Services with Children with Type 1 Diabetes. OT Practice. [manuscript accepted] 
  • European Journal of Pediatrics
    Marinschek, S., Pahsini, K., Aguiriano-Moder, V., Russell, M., Plecko, B., Reininghaus, E. Z., Till, H., & Dunitz-Scheer, M. (2020). Efficacy of a standardized tube weaning program in pediatric patients after successful repair of their esophageal atresia-tracheoesophageal fistula. European Journal of Pediatrics [manuscript accepted] 

Presentations

  • Jewell, V.D., Russell, M, & Feiten, B. (2019).Use of Occupation-Based Coaching (OBC) with families with a young child with Type 1 Diabetes. (Short-Course accepted). 2020 American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Boston, MA  2020
  • Rosol, M., Rogers, K., Ratliff, R., Pavlinec, R., & Russell, M. (2019). Occupational therapy students’ preparedness to work with transgender clients. (Poster accepted). 2020 American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Boston, MA  2020
  • Wienkes, T., & Russell, M. (2019). Critical appraisal of a randomized controlled trial of social skills training for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. (Poster accepted). 2020 American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Boston, MA  2020
  •  Russell, M., & Russell, A. (2019). Transgender across the curriculum: How to include transgender related content into occupational therapy coursework. (Poster accepted). 2020 American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Boston, MA  2020
  • Russell, M., Thomas, D., & Flecky, K. (2019). Bringing the team back to teaching:Team teaching as a pedagogical approach in occupational therapy education. (Poster accepted). 2020 American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Boston, MA  2020
  • panel member for PHPSG Mental Health Conference 2020
  • Marinschek, S., Pahsini,K.,  Russell, M., & Dunitz-Scheer, M. (2019). Netcoaching:A telemedical alternative to traditional models in tube weaning. 7th Internation PFD Conference. Virtual feeding conference  2020
  • Russell, M., Jewell, V.D., & Russell, A. (2019). A mixed method study examining family mealtime experiences in caregivers of gastrostomy tube fed children with cerebral palsy.(poster) 2019 American Occupational Therapy Association Nation Conference, New Orleans, LA  2019
  • Russell, M. (2019). The occupation of mothering: Perspectives on infant and maternal mental health. 2019 NOTA conference, Omaha, NE  2019
  • Russell, M., & Russell, A. (2019). Transgender Considerations for Occupational Therapy Curricula. (Short-Course). 2019 American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, New Orleans, LA  2018
  • Russell, M., Jewell, V., Poskey, G. A, & Russell, A. (2017). Enteral feeding and its impact on family mealtime routines for caregivers of children with cerebral palsy: A mixed method study. (Peer-reviewed Poster Session). European Conference of Childhood Disability, Amsterdam, NL.   2017
  • Russell, M. (2019). Transgender considerations for occupational therapy students. (Invited Presentation). Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MI