Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of Occupational Therapy

Herge, E. Adel

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E. Adel Herge, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Contact Dr. Herge

901 Walnut Street
6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-9608
(215) 503-2950 fax

Education

OTD, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
MS, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Post-baccalaureate Certificate, Thomas Jefferson
    University, Philadelphia, PA
BS, Cabrini College, Radnor, PA

Board Certification

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of State,
    Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs
Aquatic Exercise Association
CarFit Coordinator
CarFit Technician

University Appointment

Director, BSMS OT Program
Director of Health Professions Simulation
Associate Professor

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Developmental Medicine & Dentistry – June 2014 – Present
  • National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices - Evaluationa nd Outcomes Group   
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
    • Annual Conference and Expo Local Conference Committee, Hospitality Chairperson, 2010-2011
    • Proposal Reviewer, AOTA Annual Conference and Expo, 2006 - 2016
    • Developmental Disabilities Special Interest Section Educational and Research Liaison, July 2008 to July 2011
    • Developmental Disabilities Special Interest Section Communications Liaison, July 2005 to June 2008
    • Representative for July 2005, "Disability and Aging: Seeking Solutions to Improve Health, Productivity and Community Living," A Mini Conference of the 2005 White House Conference on Aging, Washington, D.C.
  • Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association (POTA)
    • Chair, Commission on Conference, October 2012 to June 2017
    • Central Conference Committee Member, October 2008 to 2011
    • Conference co-chairperson, State College, January-October 2017, King of Prussia, January-October 2008
    • Program Co-chairperson, Valley Forge, January-October, 2005

Research & Clinical Interests

Co-Principle Investigatro, "Developing an Evidence-based PRogram to Support Adults with Intellectual Disability and Dementia". July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018, JCHP Dean's Research Award, $7,334.

Co-Principle Investigator, "Development of Training Moduls to Implement the Use of the Peer Assessment Debriefing Instrument". July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018, JCHP Dean's Research Award, $1500.

Co-Priniciple Investigator, "Evaluating the Outcomes of Implementation of an Evidence-Based, Data-Driven Model Fieldwork Experience for Occupational Therapy Students" July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016, JCHP Dean's Research Award, $5,260.

Co-Principle Investigator, "In Their Own Words: The Experience of Caregiving for Adults with Intellectual Disability (ID) and Dementia" July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016, JCHP Dean's Research Award, $1,924.

Co-Primary Investigator, Instrument Development to Assess a Debriefing Facilitator in Simulation Education of Healthcare Providers, Delaware Health Science Alliance, August 2012 – June 2015

Awards & Honors

Lindback Award Distinguished Teaching from Christian B. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation,
    June 2017
Jeanette Bair Writers Award, American Occupational Therapy Association, April 2013
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Roster of Fellows, inducted April 2012
Jefferson Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Education, Jefferson College of Health
     Professions, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, June 2010
Member, Alpha Eta Society, inducted May 2006
Alumni Emerging Leader Award, Jefferson College of Health Professions, Thomas Jefferson
     University, Philadelphia, PA, May 2005
Advocate of the Year, Montgomery County Mental Retardation Award, March 2004

Publications