M. Beth Merryman, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Chairperson, Doctoral Program Director, Graduate Faculty

M. Beth Merryman, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Contact Information

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OFFICE
Linthicum Hall, 235B

Education

PhD, Policy Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore

MS, Health Science, Towson State University

BS, Occupational Therapy, Ohio State University

Areas of Expertise

Supports and barriers to community participation of marginalized populations, particularly those with serious mental illness

Community-based health and mental health policy

Select Publications

  • Merryman, M. B. & Synovec, C. (in press). Integrated care: Provider perceptions of occupational therapy services for homeless adults, WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation
  • Voss, M., Wadsworth, L., Birmingham, W., Merryman, M. B., Crabtree, L, Subasic, K, Hung, M. (2018). Health effects of late-career unemployment, Journal of Aging and Health .
  • Voss, M, Merryman, M.B., Crabtree, L., Subasic, K., Birmingham, W., Wadsworth, L, & Hung, M. (2018). Late-career unemployment has mixed effects in retirement, Journal of Occupational Science, DOI: 10.1080/14427591.2018.1514645
  • Miller, N. A., Merryman, M.B., Schockley, E., Eskow, K., Chasson, G. (2016). State use of Medicaid 1915 © waivers and related benefits to provide services to children and youth with autism spectrum disorders. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Merryman, M.B., Miller, N.A., Shockley, E., Eskow, K., & Chasson, G. (2015). State adoption of Medicaid 1915© waivers for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder. Disability and Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.03.003 .
  • Merryman, M. B., Mezei, A., Bush, J., & Weinstein, M. (2012). The effects of a summer camp experience on factors of resilience in at-risk youth. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy,(1), 1, Article 3.
  • Merryman, M.B. (2010). Effects of simulated learning and facilitated debriefing on student understanding of mental illness. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 26(1) 18-31.
  • Merryman,M.B.  & Riegel, S.K. (2007). The recovery process and individuals with serious mental illness living in the community: An occupational therapy perspective. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health,23(2), 51-73.
  • Merryman, M.B. (2006). Supporting client recovery in home care:  An occupational therapy approach. Home Health Care Management and Practice,19,1, 8-11.
  • Merryman, M. & Richert, G. (2001). Developing consultation services in hospital based mental health: A strategic process. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 17, 1.

Select Presentations

  • Merryman, M.B., Heatwole Shank, K. (2019, April) Considerations and Post-professional Education Decision Making for OTs. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Heatwole Shank, K. & Merryman, M.B. (2018, October) Translating Transaction: A Language of Occupation. Podium presentation at the Society for the Study of Occupation Annual Research Conference, Lexington, KY.
  • Voss, M., Merryman, MB.,Crabtree, L. (2018, October) Late-Career Unemployment has Mixed Effects in Retirement.   Research poster presented at the Society for the Study of Occupation Annual Research Conference, Lexington, KY.
  • Merryman, M.B., & Synovec, C. (2018, April) Exploration of contextual factors and reasoning guiding occupational therapy services in integrative community health care with homeless adults. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT: April 20.
  • Merryman, M. B. & Synovec, C. (2017, March) Expanding mental health occupational therapy to emerging settings: Provider perspectives. Research poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA: Mar 31.
  • Merryman, M.B. & Synovec, C. (2016, April). Effects of consultative occupational therapy interventions on homeless adults with serious mental illness. Research poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL: April 8.
  • Yeager, J, Merryman, M.B., Wilson, J., & Piggott, D. (2015, April). Models for Level I mental health fieldwork. Short course at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Merryman, M.B. (2014, April). Promoting positive mental health in at-risk middle school youth, research paper presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Merryman, M.B. (2014, October). Expanding occupational possibilities through community-based public policies. Joint International Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Globalization & Occupational Science: Partnerships, Methodologies & Research. Research poster.
  • Miller, N.A., Merryman, M.B., Chasson, G., Eslow, K., & Shockley, E. (2014, November). State approaches to providing Medicaid Long-term services and supports to children and youth with autism spectrum disorders, research poster at the American Public Health Association National Conference, New Orleans, LA.