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Debra Gibbs

Debra GibbsAssistant Professor

EdD (Organizational Leadership ), University of Sarasota
MHS (Occupational Therapy), University of Florida
BS (Occupational Therapy), University of Florida

Debra Gibbs (EdD, MHS, OTR/L, CAPS, FAOTA) is an Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy teaching in both the MSOT & OTD programs.  She has been a OT practitioner for 35 years and has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, industrial rehabilitation, outpatient orthopedics and pediatrics.   Dr. Gibbs has been an active practitioner in the Nashville community responsible for developing occupational medicine programs and onsite ergonomic and industrial rehabilitation programs.  Dr. Gibbs is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). She has served on multiple boards and has delivered in-services and workshops at the local, state and international level.   Dr. Gibbs was awarded the distinction of Fellow by the American Occupational Therapy Association in 2008  for “ Promoting the Development of Occupational Therapy Practice”.

Dr. Gibbs teaches courses in adult interventions, occupational behaviors and clinical studies.  Her research interests include professional behaviors, ergonomics,  community service delivery, and the use of clinical simulation in education.


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