Interim Director/Chair & Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Occupational Therapy
Office: Blake Law Center Room 205
- BS Health Studies, Utica College
- MS Occupational Therapy, Utica College
- Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Chatham University
Dr. Brittany Adams graduated from Utica College with a MS in Occupational Therapy. While employed as a full-time occupational therapist, she went on to earn her post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree at Chatham University. Prior to joining the faculty at Western New England University, Dr. Adams worked in multiple settings, primarily with the adult and aging population and in management positions. These settings include skilled nursing facilities, hospitals (acute care), sub-acute rehabilitation centers, and home health care, as well as work as a travelling occupational therapist. She also has experience working in school-based occupational therapy.
Dr. Adams is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy. Her primary areas of interest include neurorehabilitation, orthopedic rehabilitation, and driving rehabilitation. Dr. Adams engages learners in the classroom-laboratory setting teaching Adult and Aging labs, Kinesiology labs, and participating in the Neuroanatomy/Neurophysiology lab. Additionally, Dr. Adams is responsible for supervising students at clinical sites where she is utilizing a transformative approach to Level 1 Fieldwork that includes a focus on interprofessionalism in practice. Dr. Adams is the advisor for the Student Occupational Therapy Association and is a mentor for Western New England University's Success First program, a mentorship program for first generation college students. Dr. Adams has also been selected to participate in the American Occupational Therapy Association's New Educator Mentorship program.
Personal interests include traveling, gardening, woodworking, volunteering for Special Olympics events, and spending time with her son, her husband and their dog.