Our Faculty

Jane Bear-Lehman

Professor
Department Chairperson

College of Health Professions

Health Sciences

Location
  • @Pleasantville
    Lienhard Hall 321
  • @New York City
    163 William Street 4th floor

Education


PhD , New York University , New York, New York , 1998

Awards and Honors

  • National Academies of Practice, April 2016 - Distinguished Fellow
  • Pace University, November 2015 - KenanAward
  • Pace University, September 2014 - Tenure
  • American Society of Hand Therapists, 2010 - President's Invited Lecturer
  • New York University, March 2006 - Tenure
  • New York State Occupational Therapy Association, 1999 - Merit of Practice Award
  • Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, 1998 - Honorary Member
  • New York State Occupational Therapy Association, 1997 - Merit of Practice Award
  • New York State Occupational Therapy Association, 1995 - Merit of Practice Award
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, June 1994 - Fellow

Publications


Bear-Lehman, J. P., Chippendale, T. & Albert , S. M. (2016). Approaches to Screening and Assessment in Geriatrics.. Geriatric Occupational Therapy, Supporting Meaningful Living through Collaborative Practice. Elsevier. , pages Chapter 6.

Bear-Lehman, J. P. & Weinstock-Zlotnick, G. (2015). How Therapists Specializing in Hand Therapy Evaluate the Ability of Patients to Participate in Their Daily Lives: An Exploratory Study.. Journal of Hand Therapy.

Raveis, V., Bear-Lehman, J. P., Carrero, M., Aslam, I. & Wolff, M. S. (2015, November). Dental Clinics: Portals for Connecting Vulnerable Community-dwelling Elderly to Fall Prevention Programs. The Geronotologist. Vol 55 (Issue Supplement 2) , pages 41-42. http://gerontologist.oxfordjournals.org/content/55/Suppl_2]

PRESENTATIONS


Sonenberg, A., Knepper, H. & Bear-Lehman, J. P. (2017, March 17). National Academies of Practice Annual Meeting. Health Disparities Across Four States: Exploring Variation Among Health Workforce, Policies, Access to Care & Services, and Population Health Outcomes. National Academies of Practice , Philadelphia, PA

Chui-Chai, S. & Bear-Lehman, J. P. (2016, October 24). Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand & International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy. Hand Discomfort: Exploring Preventive and Treatment Options Used by University level Piano Students. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ravies, V. H., Bear-Lehman, J. P., Carrero, M., Aslam, I. & Wolfe, M. S. (2015). Gerontological Society of America's 68th Annual Scientific Meeting. Dental Clinics: Portals for Connecting Vulnerable Community-dwelling Elderly to Fall Prevention Programs. Orlando, Florida

Bear-Lehman, J. P., Raveis, V., Carerro, M., Aslam, I. & Wolff, M. (2015, November). 68th Gerontological Society of America's Annual Scientific Meeting. "Dental Clinics: Portals of Connecting Vulnerable Community-dwelling Elderly to Fall Prevention Programs". Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, FLorida

Bear-Lehman, J. P., Raveis, V. H., Galvin, J., Lanyi, V., Correro, M., Tepfer, S., Kraus, D. & , . (2015, November). American Public Health Association 143rd Annual Meeting and Expo. Challenges of Reducing the Risk of Falls in Community-dwelling Elderly with Dementia: The Double Jeopardy.. APHA, Chicago, Illinois

Bear-Lehman, J. P., Raveis, V., Galvin, J., Lanyi, V., Carrero, M., Tepfer, S. & Karus, D. (2015, October 31). 143rd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition. "Challenges of reducing the risk of falls in community-dwelling elderly with dementia: The double jeopardy".. APHA, Chicago, Illinois

Bear-Lehman, J. P. (2015, April 28). Pace University 1st Annual CHP Scholarship Day. “Early intervention falls prevention program for community-dwelling elderly with dementia: Reducing the double jeopardy. ". Pace University, Pleasantville, NY and New York, NY

Bear-Lehman, J. P. (2015, March 3). York College 7th Annual Research Colloquium. “Occupational Therapy Research: Neurological upper extremity rehabilitation to support best practice”. The CUNY York College Department of Occupational Therapy, Jamaica, New York

Bear-Lehman, J. P., Raveis, V. H. & Wolff, M. (2014, November). 142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition . "Reducing falls risk in community-dwelling older adults: Dental clinics as portals to fall prevention programs". New Orleans

Bear-Lehman, J. P., Feldman, H., McLeod-Sordjan, R., Leonard , A. & Villanueva-Tepper, T. (2014, November 10). College of Health Professions Speaker Series. “A conversation with Project Rebirth”. Pace University , New York, NY

Bear-Lehman, J. P., Jeffri, J., Miller, P. A., Kang, S. K., Lawton, P. & Rizzo , V. (2014, November 9). The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 67th Annual Scientific Meeting. “Education in hope: Final results for the impact of ARTCART: SAVING THE LEGACY, An intergenerational, interdisciplinary project on older professional artists.”. The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Washington D.C.

Bear-Lehman, J. P. & Miller , P. A. (2014, November 9). The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 67th Annual Scientific Meeting. “Education in hope: Final results for the impact of ARTCART: SAVING THE LEGACY, Aspects of empowerment of an older artist population.”. The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Washington D.C.

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS

  • www.healio.com [Internet], 2013
    Doucet, B. M. Wrist orthosis improves passive range of motion, http://www.healio.com/orthotics-prosthetics/orthotics/news/print/o-and-p-business-news/%7BC9C252F7-DEE9-45B8-B653-DE1B9B38A38C%7D/Wrist-Orthosis-Improves-Passive-Range-of-Motion
  • columbianewsservice.com [Internet], 2011
    Mandhana, N. (2011). Occupational therapy: A secret no more, Columbia News Service, http://columbianewsservice.com/2011/02/occupational-therapy-a-secret-no-more/
  • www.twincities.com [Internet], 2011
    Mandhana, N. (2011). Occupational therapy is health care industry's best-kept secret,http://www.twincities.com/alllistings/ci_17664616?source=rss&nclick_check=1
  • www.wired.com [Internet], March 2007
    Dotinga, R. First Alarm for repetitive stress, In Wired News, http://www.wired.com/news/technology/medtech/0,72888-0.html
  • www.alternativemedicine.com [Internet], February 2006
    Gerber, S. Repetitive strain injuries, In Alternative Medicine, 70-75, 96 www.alternativemedicine.com
  • www.dancespirit.com [Internet], 2003
    Quilter, D. Dancer's body: Shoulder savers, September, 2003, 74-77 as described in www.dancespirit.com
  • OT Practice [Other], 2003
    Miller, P.A., Bear-Lehman, J., Falk-Kessler, J. (2003). In the clinic: OT program develops “Open-iT” to help homebound elders. OT Practice, 8, 19-21.
  • cpmcnet.columbia.edu [Internet], 2002
    Dougherty, M. Elder nutrition: A “cutting edge” technology for seniors as described in http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/news/in-vivo/Vol1_Iss10_may29_02/index.html

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • National Academy of Practice [Distinguished Fellow] , April 2016
  • American PublicHealth Association , June 2015
  • American Society of Hand Therapists [Grant reviewer] 1998
  • American Hand Therapy Foundation [President from 1990-1; 1994-1996; Vice-President, 1881-4; Board member 2013-present; Grant Committee Chair, 2014-present] 1990
  • AOTA [Scientific Paper reviewer for AOTA annual conference] 1990
  • ASSH-ASHT [Scientific chairman for the 2005 ASSH-ASHT combined annual meeting in San Antonio, TX] 2003
  • American Society of Hand Therapists [Poster chairman for the American Society of Hand Therapists annual 2003 meeting in Los Angeles, CA,] 2002
  • New York State Workers' Compensation Board [Member, Advisory Committee on the Medical Fee Schedule and Allied Problems, New York State Workers' Compensation Board] 1995
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