Erin Barrus, MS, OTRL, BFA

Erin Barrus, MS, OTRL, BFA


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Erin Barrus, MS, OTRL, BFA, currently serves as the senior operations specialist for Cancer Care at Corewell Health in Grand Rapids and as a part-time instructor at Western Michigan University (WMU) in the Occupational Therapy department. She received her master's degree in occupational therapy from WMU and her bachelor of fine arts in Interior Design from Kendall College of Art and Design. In 2017, Erin was a recipient of legacy Spectrum Health’s Experience ACE Award for her work on the oncology units at Butterworth Hospital. In 2014, Erin was the recipient of the Marian R. Spear award and the Fred Sammons and Barbara Rider Endowed Scholarship of the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association through the American Occupational Therapy Foundation. Erin has returned to school as a PhD student in WMU’s Interdisciplinary Health Sciences program where she has a strong interest in prehabilitation, cancer survivorship, and designing spaces to enhance and empower interdisciplinary work while improving the quality, safety, and experience for all.

Erin Barrus, MS, OTRL, BFA