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Denise Chisholm, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is an occupational therapist with expertise in psychosocial rehabilitation of pediatric to adult populations, community-based services, and management of contracted services

She is co-author of Version 4.1 of the Performance Assessment of Self-care Skills (PASS) and her scholarly publications focus on the occupational therapy process, occupation-based practice, practical aspects of the evaluation process, evaluating capacity for independent living, and integrating occupation in fieldwork and management. 

Chisholm is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); received the OTR Award of Recognition, the Academic Educator Award, and the President’s Award – all of the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association (POTA); and was selected for the University of Pittsburgh’s Provost’s Faculty Diversity Fellowship and received the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Additionally, she currently serves as a Director on the Board of Directors of AOTA.