Beth Sullivan is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, the California Occupational Therapy Association and the Haiti Occupational Therapy Association (HAOT). Dr. Sullivan’s volunteer experiences include aiding older adults with daily activities, engaging in short-term mission trips to Haiti and facilitating the reduction of falls in older adults living in San Diego County. She is the treasurer of the HAOT and co-leader of the San Diego Fall Prevention Task Force. Dr. Sullivan is a master trainer in an evidenced-based older adult fall prevention program called A Matter of Balance (MOB) and supervises local area volunteer coaches in MOB and offers MOB classes in the community.
Dr. Sullivan’s research interests and background are exploring how to provide culturally competent treatment in third-world countries, collaboration between occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant students, creation of new clinical programs and development of older adults’ community services (e.g., CarFit, fall prevention).