Dr. Kaitlyn Cremer earned her Master of Occupational Therapy and Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. During her doctorate work, she became a certified caregiver trainer for families caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, and she partnered with St. John’s county to provide services to families in need.
Her clinical experience includes a variety of settings from geriatrics to pediatrics, acute-care, acute-rehabilitation and the emerging practice area of low vision, as well as injury and prevention including workplace wellness and ergonomics. She is an onsite prevention specialist which allows opportunities for worksite analysis, ergonomics and body mechanic training, and functional capacity evaluations to encourage a well workforce.
Despite a diverse background, Dr. Cremer’s passion lies with the low vision population. She is devoted to aiding individuals to live as independently as possible despite vision impairment. In 2019, Dr. Cremer was acknowledged by AOTA for her achievement in obtaining a Specialty Certification in Low Vision. It is a distinction that has been accomplished by less than 1% of all occupational therapists nationally. Her experience in two niche areas of occupational therapy supports her most recent designation as a Certified Aging in Place Specialist which allows her to work on a team with general contractors and architects to create accessible housing for all populations.
She is an advocate for interprofessional teamwork having presented at national conferences to advocate for OT’s role in the interprofessional team. She has implemented a multitude of learning experiences within the University to support interprofessional education. Dr. Cremer is currently a consultant for a community-based long term support and service agency for adults with intellectual and developmental disability advocating for occupational therapy’s role as well as clients’ quality of life and employee support. She serves on the Board of Directors for The Arc of Putnam to further advocate for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Dr. Cremer is passionate about the OT profession and teaching future clinicians the skills necessary to bring services to a variety of populations. Her dedication to occupational therapy is shown through her teaching and her hands-on clinical practice. She joined USAHS as contributing faculty in 2016 and full-time faculty in 2017. She is currently the Assistant Program Director for the MOT/OTD Residential and Flex programs on the St. Augustine campus.