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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.  


Department of Occupational Therapy


Doctor of Clinical Science in Occupational Therapy
Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Post Professional Program in Occupational Therapy


  • ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award