Brittany St. John
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
I received my master of science in occupational therapy from UW-Madison in 2016 and is currently a fourth-year PhD student in kinesiology: occupational science and a second-year student in the master of public health program, both at UW-Madison. I completed my clinical training for occupational therapy through the Waisman Center developmental pediatric clinics and the inpatient psychiatric unit at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital. 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 well-being 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 10-month-old, swinging upside down on circus apparatus, and renovating houses with my husband.