Karen Jacobs, OT, EdD, OTR, CPE, FAOTA
Karen Jacobs, OT, EdD, OTR, CPE, FAOTA is the Associate Dean of Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director of the online post-professional doctorate in occupational therapy program at Boston University (BU), College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. She has worked at BU for 38 years.
Karen is a past president and vice president of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). She has over 40 awards and honors including a 2005 Fulbright Scholarship to the University of Akureyri, Iceland; the 2009 Award of Merit from the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT); the Award of Merit from AOTA in 2003; the 2011 AOTA Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship Award and 2020 AOTA Outstanding Mentor. Karen is the founding editor-in-chief of WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation and a board-certified professional ergonomist.