Associate Professor - Lecturer
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Yda J. Smith, PhD, OTR/L is an Associate Professor at the University of Utah in Occupational Therapy and has developed and directs the University of Utah Immigration and Refugee Resettlement Fieldwork Program, which has grown to include students from academic institutions across the United States. This program assists newly arrived immigrants, particularly those who arrived with refugee status, to adapt and adjust to life in the U.S. She has presented on this topic at numerous conferences in the U.S. and abroad, and has published several articles related to refugee resettlement. In addition she has a chapter in the textbook Culture and Occupation titled Fostering Cultural Awareness through Fieldwork with People from a Refugee Background as well as a chapter in the Second Edition of Occupational Therapies Without Borders titled Occupational Justice and Advocacy: Work with Former Refugees & Asylum Seekers at Personal and Community Levels.
I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Friday, November 11, 2022
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM