Brittany St. John

Brittany St John

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

I received my Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from UW-Madison in 2016 and am currently a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Kinesiology: Occupational Science. In addition, I am wrapping up my Master of Public Health this year. I am currently a pediatric OT at Children’s Therapy Network in Madison and love having time in the clinic and in research. The combination of occupational therapy, advanced graduate training, and a focus on public health pushes me to research that will have a lasting impact on impact on individuals with developmental disabilities, their families, and their communities. My research interests focus broadly on supporting the health and wellbeing of individuals with disabilities and their families. I am particularly interested in contextual factors of health and development such as dyadic relationships with caregivers, engagement in shared activities or co-occupations, and the impact of socioeconomic factors.

My favorite occupations outside of research are mothering my incredibly curious and funny 20-month-old, snuggling my newborn, swinging upside down on circus apparatus, and renovating our house with my husband.

UPDATE: Brittany St. John graduated with her PhD in Kinesiology: Occupational Science and with her master’s in Public Health. She is currently completing a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship in Melbourne, Australia at La Trobe University Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre.