Dr. Rene’ Wren has 18 years of clinical experience in a variety of treatment settings, including skilled nursing facilities, home health, acute care and long-term acute care. She has been the director of rehab in skilled nursing facilities and held supervisory roles in long-term acute care. She has worked primarily with older adults with a wide range of diagnoses.
Dr. Wren holds an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) board certification in gerontology and is Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT-BIG) certified. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2003 from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) in Shreveport, Louisiana and a Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2015. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Leadership from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS).
Dr. Wren has taught at Texas Woman’s University-Dallas and the University of Texas-Tyler prior to coming to USAHS. She joined USAHS as core faculty in May 2019 on the Austin, TX campus and transitioned to the Dallas, TX campus in May 2020. Dr. Wren teaches the Conditions Impacting Occupations course and the Clinical Applications in Geriatrics course within the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program. Her line of research is in life review psychosocial interventions and program development for older adults. She also conducts research with Parkinson’s patients utilizing the LSVT-BIG protocol.