Jessica Fagan, OTD, OTR/L
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Instructor, OT Programs
St. Augustine, FL
College of Rehabilitative Sciences
Long Term / Rehabilitation Nursing
Doctor of Occupational Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Master of Occupational Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Bachelor of Science, University of Central Florida
Improving upper extremity functional use following CVA
Fall prevention in the community
Jessica Fagan, OTD, OTR/L, graduated from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences with her Master of Occupational Therapy in 2013 and Doctor of Occupational Therapy in 2017. She is a licensed occupational therapist with experience in adult and geriatric rehabilitation. Dr. Fagan has worked with neurological injuries, geriatrics, adult rehabilitation and polytrauma. She has a special interest in stroke rehabilitation and reducing falls in the community.
After graduation, Dr. Fagan moved home to Belleview, FL and worked primarily in subacute rehab where her interest in stroke rehab was enhanced. She later worked in acute care at a level 2 trauma hospital. This allowed for experience with a variety of diagnosis and experience in ICU/CVIVU. She also began practicing in home health, which began her interest in research with falls in the community and living in place.
Dr. Fagan remains active primarily in the home health setting. She recently completed the Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS) courses and anticipates starting a community fall prevention program in Belleview. She loves to learn and believes the most personal growth happens when doing things out of your comfort zone.