Mailman Center Occupational Therapist Receives National Recognition

March 10, 2022

Douglene Jackson, Ph.D., OTR/L, LMT, ATP, research assistant professor and associate director of community engagement at the Mailman Center for Child Development, will receive the Roster of Fellows Award from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

The AOTA Roster of Fellows recognizes occupational therapists who through their knowledge, expertise, leadership, advocacy, and guidance have made a significant contribution over time to the profession with a measured impact on consumers of occupational therapy, members of the Association, and their community.  

Dr. Jackson is a research and clinical occupational therapist (OT) with over 20 years of experience in the rehabilitation field, primarily working with individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities across the lifespan in schools, hospitals, clinics, and community-based settings. She holds a Ph.D. in special education in early childhood, a masters of occupational therapy, a bachelor of health science in rehabilitation services with a concentration in counseling, and professional certifications in various fields including assistive technology, telehealth, sensory integration, and health and wellness. 

Dr. Jackson plays a leading role in Mailman Center efforts to engage with community stakeholders in authentic, long-standing partnerships and will serve as OT discipline leader for the LEND training program. She has served in leadership roles with the American Occupational Therapy Association, Florida Occupational Therapy Association, and South Florida Black Occupational Therapy Caucus, as well as volunteered with other boards.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA),” Dr. Jackson said.

The award will be conferred at the AOTA INSPIRE 2022 in San Antonio, Texas. The following statement will appear on the award: “Dedicated Servant Leader, Mentor, Advocate, and Scholar.”