LethaM

Letha J. Mosley, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA

Assistant Professor

LethaM@uca.edu

Doyne Health Science 303

(501) 450-5567

Dr. Mosley has practiced as an occupational therapist since 1980 in adult neurorehabilitation and geriatrics. Now her focus is on addressing health disparities by merging occupational therapy (OT) perspectives with community based participatory research (CBPR) to plan, develop, and evaluate faith-based programs and community programs for health and wellness.  Her emphasis is on addressing obesity and obesity related conditions through contextually relevant assessments and programs. She has worked to develop a campus-community partnership Strengthening Health Initiatives For Today’s African American Households (SHIFT-AAH) as an avenue for CBPR collaborations. A lifelong learner, she strives to infuse principles of adult education into classroom and professional presentations to promote personal and professional growth of students, practitioners, and colleagues. She has been involved in various aspects of national leadership and professional activities within the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, and the National Black Occupational Therapy Caucus.

Dr. Mosley is from a large family rooted in Oklahoma. She is a member of the Greater Pleasant Branch Missionary Baptist Church (GPB), Director of the GPB Health and Wellness Ministry and is in the GPB Mass Choir. She is on the Board of Directors of the Pine Street Community Development Center, Incorporated. A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., she enjoys traveling throughout the United States and abroad, is an avid sports fan, and a computer-whiz-want-to-be.

Education
2005 University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Doctor of Philosophy in Adult Education & Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies Certificate

1993 University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Master of Education in Instructional Psychology and Technology

1980 Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

Research Interests
CBPR with community and faith based organizations to address health disparities and obesity including community based programs for older adults (CarFit; Fall Awareness and Prevention, Matter of Balance, and health promotion through incorporation of Planned Energy-Expenditure Principles (PEP).

Evaluate and facilitate culturally and contextually relevant practice among health professionals as a lifelong process.

Establish the Comprehensive Obesity & Occupational Performance Evaluation as a standardized assessment.