Elisabeth Bahr

Elisabeth Bahr
Boston University | BU

Doctor of Occupational Therapy


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Dr. Bahr holds an MS from NYU and a doctorate in occupational therapy from BU. She is on the WFOT task force for displaced populations and is a therapeutic yoga teacher. Clinically, she works with neurodiverse and/or displaced populations. She is an educator, mentor and advocate.
Additional affiliations
June 2015 - August 2015
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
  • Rehab Scholar
April 2022 - December 2024
Harvard Extension
Field of study
  • Creative Writing
January 2017 - September 2018
Boston University
Field of study
  • Occupational Therapy
September 2015 - January 2017
New York University
Field of study
  • Occupational Therapy


Publications (10)
This workshop provided OTPs with an understanding of the importance of SDOH in shaping individual health outcomes and how these can be effectively integrated into their therapeutic approachParticipants were equipped with strategies to assess, address, and advocate for the social factors that influence their clients' health using a visual model.
Elisabeth Bahr, OTD, MS, OTR/L is an occupational therapist practicing at the New York City Department of Education in Brooklyn NY and is a member of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists task force on Displaced Populations. She created a program implemented in the Summer of 2018 at Boston University's online post-professional doctoral pr...
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Our world is evolving into a global community. Globalization can impact the health and well-being of humankind. This presentation reviews a pilot program at Boston University training Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy students in being and becoming global citizens and agents of global change.
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Research poster presented on behalf of WFOT. This poster provides an overview of the process to create the WFOT resource manual for working with Displaced People and Populations.
Technical Report
A resource guide for occupational therapists working internationally with displaced populations in 2019. The full text is available for free at WFOT.org.
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Afya: A Descriptive Study of A Community-Based Long-Term Rehabilitation Project In Post-Earthquake Haiti
Our world is evolving into a global community. Increased access to travel, diversification of the population, human displacement and migration, and advances in technology contribute to this evolution. Globalization can impact the health and well- being of humankind. Organizations such as AOTA (2017) and WFOT (2018) advocate for occupational therapi...


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