Sherrilene Classen

Sherrilene Classen, PhD

Professor And Chair

Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Business Phone: (352) 273-6883
Business Email: sclassen@phhp.ufl.edu

About Sherrilene Classen

Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, FGSA is Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida, and an Extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Classen is Editor-in-Chief of the Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, serves on various (inter)national committees related to driving science, is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Gerontological Society of America, and an inductee to the American Occupational Therapy Foundation’s Academy of Research.

Accomplishments

Academy of Research Inductee
2012 · American Occupational Therapy Foundation
Fellow
2010 · Gerontological Society of America
Fellow
2010 · American Occupational Therapy Association

Board Certifications

  • Registered Occupational Therapist
    National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

Research Profile

Dr. Classen is an internationally funded prevention-oriented rehabilitation scientist who studies fitness-to-drive issues in at-risk drivers using clinical assessments, driving simulators, on-road assessments, in-vehicle technologies and automated vehicles. Her scholarly work utilizes both a public health and a rehabilitation science approach to bring depth and breadth in understanding driving from multiple perspectives. Since 2002, she has received competitive external funding (totaling ~$ 8 million) from U.S. agencies (e.g., National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense, Department of Transportation, industry and other organizations) as well as agencies in Canada and abroad. She has (co)authored over 160 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and special journal issues; is the editor of a handbook on driving simulation (AOTA Press, 2017); and has presented more than 270 papers at scientific conferences.

Publications

2020 Transportation Research Part F-Traffic Psychology and Behaviour
2019 Otjr-Occupation Participation and Health
2019 Transportation Research Part F-Traffic Psychology and Behaviour
2018 Otjr-Occupation Participation and Health
2018 Otjr-Occupation Participation and Health
2015 Otjr-Occupation Participation and Health
2012 American Journal of Occupational Therapy
2011 Transportation Research Part F-Traffic Psychology and Behaviour
2011 American Journal of Occupational Therapy
2011 Transportation Research Part F-Traffic Psychology and Behaviour
2010 American Journal of Occupational Therapy

Grants

Sep 2020 ACTIVE
Driving Performance of People with Parkinson's using Autonomous Vehicle Technologies
ADMIN FOR COMMUNITY LIVING · Principal Investigator
Aug 2020 ACTIVE
Improving OEF/OIF/OND Veterans Driver Fitness and Community Mobility: Effects of a One-Day Driving and Community Mobility Approach for Rural Settings
US DEPT OF VET AFF GAINESVILLE MED CTR · Mentor
May 2020 – Jul 2020
Improving OEF/OIF/OND Veterans Driver Fitness and Community Mobility: Effects of a One-Day Driving and Community Mobility Approach for Rural Settings
US DEPT OF VET AFF GAINESVILLE MED CTR · Mentor
Dec 2019 ACTIVE
Improving OEF/OIF/OND Veterans Driver Fitness and Community Mobility: Effects of a One-Day Driving and Community Mobility Approach for Rural Settings
US DEPT OF VET AFF GAINESVILLE MED CTR · Project Manager
Dec 2019 ACTIVE
Improving OEF/OIF/OND Veterans Driver Fitness and Community Mobility: Effects of a One-Day Driving and Community Mobility Approach for Rural Settings
US DEPT OF VET AFF GAINESVILLE MED CTR · Mentor
Dec 2019 ACTIVE
Improving OEF/OIF/OND Veterans Driver Fitness and Community Mobility: Effects of a One-Day Driving and Community Mobility Approach for Rural Settings
US DEPT OF VET AFF GAINESVILLE MED CTR · Principal Investigator
Dec 2019 ACTIVE
Improving OEF/OIF/OND Veterans Driver Fitness and Community Mobility: Effects of a One-Day Driving and Community Mobility Approach for Rural Settings
US DEPT OF VET AFF GAINESVILLE MED CTR · Mentor
Nov 2019 ACTIVE
Develop, Refine, and Validate a Survey to Assess Adult's Perspectives of Autonomous Ride-Sharing Services for Human Factors and Traffic Operational Observations
FL DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION · Principal Investigator
Oct 2019 ACTIVE
Aging Road User Information Systems 2019-2020
FL DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION SAFETY OFFICE · Principal Investigator
Sep 2019 – Aug 2020
Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH ·
Jun 2019 ACTIVE
Transportation Mobility Assessment and Recommendations for Smart City Planning
FL DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH CTR ·
Jun 2019 ACTIVE
Perceptions of individuals living with spinal cord injury toward autonomous vehicles
PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA · Principal Investigator
Oct 2018 – Sep 2019
Teen Distracted Driving Education Program
FL DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION SAFETY OFFICE ·
Oct 2018 – Sep 2019
Aging Road User Information System 2018-2019
FL DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION SAFETY OFFICE · Principal Investigator
Sep 2018 – Aug 2019
Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH ·
Jul 2018 – Sep 2018
IPA for Jason Rogers
*NF/SGVHS Malcom Randall VA Medical Cent · Mentor
Apr 2018 – Jan 2020
CODY: Assistive Technology for SAH Assessments
US DEPT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ·
Dec 2017 – Dec 2019
AAA – Smart Features for Older Drivers
AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION · Principal Investigator
Oct 2017 – Sep 2018
Teen Distracted Driving Education Program
FL DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION SAFETY OFFICE · Project Manager
Oct 2017 – Sep 2018
Aging Road User Information System 2017-2018
FL DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION SAFETY OFFICE · Principal Investigator
Sep 2017 ACTIVE
The Re-purposes Project
US DEPT HOUSING AND URBAN DEV ·
Sep 2017 – Aug 2018
Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH ·
Jan 2017 ACTIVE
Southeastern Transportation, Research, Innovation, Development, and Education Center (STRIDE)
US DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION · Project Manager
Apr 2015 ACTIVE
Effectiveness of a Driving Intervention on Safe Community Mobility for Returning Combat Veterans
US ARMY MED RES ACQUISITION · Principal Investigator
Jan 2012 – Jun 2017
Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Develo
US DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION · Project Manager
Sep 2011 – Mar 2016
FL Trauma Rehab Center for Returning Military Personnel
US DEPT OF DEFENSE · Project Manager

Education

MPH Concentration in Epidemiology
2004 · University of Florida
PhD
2002 · Nova Southeastern University
BA in Occupational Therapy
1984 · University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Contact Details

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