Mary Ann Smith, PhD, OTR/L, has over 25 years of experience in the area of adult physical disabilities, working in acute rehabilitation, outpatient, home care and long-term care. Smith’s research explored Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) using internet-based rehabilitation sessions for people with stroke.
Teaching in UB’s OT program from 1999 to 2019, Smith was also the project director for Culture in the Curriculum (2006-2011). She co-authored several guides on bringing culture into the curriculum for college and university rehabilitation programs. Her interest in other cultures and health care systems developed further when she was the co-director of Health in Brazil, a University at Buffalo study abroad program. Smith led student groups to Brazil in 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2013.
Smith now serves on the faculty of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.