Alyson Stover is an associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy. Stover obtained her juris doctorate in law with a post-graduate certificate in health law from the University of Pittsburgh. Her areas of practice expertise include pediatrics, trauma-informed occupational therapy and holistic approaches to substance use disorder, and she is AOTA Board Certified in Pediatrics. She owns a private outpatient pediatric practice north of Pittsburgh and co-founded a non-profit organization that uses occupation to address community, societal and population needs. Stover's interests include using occupational therapy as a powerful driving-force for larger health care change, advancing occupational therapy’s national and global relevance and occupational therapy’s role as a leader in policy development and implementation. Stover is also interested in access to care for underserved and underrepresented populations. On July 1 2021, Stover commenced her position as President-Elect of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). She will transition to her role as AOTA President for the July 2022 to June 2025 term.
- ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award