Jane Bear-Lehman, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Jane Bear-Lehman, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA is the inaugural department chair and professor of health studies in the College of Health Professions at Pace University and serves as an adjunct associate professor in the NYU College of Dentistry Psychosocial Research Unit on Health, Aging, and the Community. Dr. Bear-Lehman's clinical and scholarship specialties are in orthopedics, upper limb rehabilitation, work reentry, and functional performance measurement. She has held faculty positions in occupational therapy at New York University, Columbia University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Illinois-Chicago. She has over 70 publications in refereed journals and textbooks. Her research enterprise centers around upper limb assessment and intervention with a focus on the hand and spanning different populations. She is a co-investigator in a National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Aging (NIH/NIA) grant studying the cognitive and physical bases of disablement in adults, and has secured CTSI funding and foundation grant monies to move this research forward. In addition, Dr. Bear-Lehman has served as a guest editor for the Journal of Hand Therapy, is an editorial review board member for three journals in addition to OJOT, and is frequently called upon to provide specialty reviews by a number of journal editors.