Elizabeth Adare Harrison

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Course

  • 67100 Disability Studies: Theory and Application for the Critical Social Worker

Job Experience

  • Co-investigator; Occupational Therapists with Disabilities Participatory Research Project; Ithaca College
  • Course collaborator/guest lecturer; Research in Occupational Therapy; Ithaca College
  • Occupational Therapist; Inpatient Rehabilitation; Amita/Presence Resurrection Medical Center
  • Co-founder, Interim president (2015-2017), & Treasurer (2017-2018); Team Rainbow Chicago
  • Fellow for Life, Student Mentor, & Steering Committee Member; Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellowship
  • Steering Committee Member; Chicago Bisexual Health Task Force
  • Project Coordinator & Research Assistant; Language Equity for Medicaid Beneficiaries in Illinois, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Research Assistant; Language Access in Rehabilitation Services; University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Teaching Assistant; Research Methods (2016-2019) & Human Structure and Function (2016); University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Fieldwork Supervisor; Psychosocial Aspects of Occupational Performance, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Small Group Facilitator/Course Co-Instructor; Synthesis II; University of Illinois at Chicago

Fields of Special Interest

  • Feminist Disability Studies, Embodiment, Mad Studies, Chronic Pain, Mental Health, Trauma, Bisexual Health, LGBTQ Health, Health Equity, Language Equity, Cultural Humility

Publications or Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Harrison, E. A., & Mirza, M. (2018). An online training to prepare occupational therapy students to work with clients with limited English proficiency and interpreters. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 2(3). https://doi.org/10.26681/jote.2018.020309
  • Mirza, M. & Harrison, E.A. (2018). Working with clients with limited English proficiency: Mapping language access in occupational therapy. Occupational Therapy in Healthcare, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/07380577.2018.1434722
  • Mirza, M., Harrison, E. A., Chang, H-C, Salo, C. D., & Birman, D. (2018). Community perspectives on substance use among Bhutanese and Iraqi refugees resettled in the US. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 46(1), 43-60. https://doi.org/10.1080/10852352.2018.1385956.
  • Mirza, M., Harrison, E. A., Chang, H-C, Salo, C. D., & Birman, D. (2017). Making sense of three-way conversations: A qualitative study of cross-cultural counseling with refugee men. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 56, 52-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2016.12.002

Encyclopedia Entries

  • Harrison, E.A. (2018). “Voting rights.” In T. Heller, S. Parker Harris, C. Gill, & R. P. Gould (Eds.), Disability in American Life: An Encyclopedia of Concepts, Policies, and Controversies. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
  • Harrison, E.A., & Kopit, A. G. (2018). “Queer and disability intersections.” In T. Heller, S. Parker Harris, C. Gill, & R. P. Gould (Eds.), Disability in American Life: An Encyclopedia of Concepts, Policies, and Controversies. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Continuing Education Article

  • Harrison, E.A., & Mirza, M. (2019). Working across languages in occupational therapy: Best practices for therapy with clients with limited English proficiency and language interpreters. OT Practice. https://www.aota.org/~/media/Corporate/Files/Publications/CE-Articles/CE_article_July_2019.pdf

Invited Publications

  • Bostwick, W. B. & Harrison, E.A. (Forthcoming). Bisexual mental health. In E. D. Rothblum (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Sexual and Gender Minority Mental Health. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Selected Presentations

  • The, K. J. & Harrison, E. A. (2019). Ableism and cultures of occupational therapy: Disabled occupational therapists dreaming more accessible futures. Paper workshop at Society for Disability Studies strand at OSU Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability conference. Columbus, OH.  
  • Mahaffey, L., VanPuymbrouck, L., & Harrison, E. A. (2018). Ethical dilemma in practice: How to support a person’s right to go home when our measures say they “shouldn’t”. Short course at Illinois Occupational Therapy Association conference. Lisle, IL.
  • Mirza, M., Harrison, E.A., & Martinez, J. (2018). Working with clients with limited English proficiency and language interpreters: Practical skills for clinicians. Short course at American Occupational Therapy Association conference. Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Heffron, J., The, K., & Harrison, E. A. (2018). Room for change: Experiences of occupational therapy practitioners with disabilities. Poster at American Occupational Therapy Association conference. Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Black, M., Smith, Y., Mirza, M., Harrison, E.A., & Crandall, J. Community-based collaborations with refugees and asylum seekers: Initiating and sustaining innovative practice. Short course at American Occupational Therapy Association conference. Salt Lake City, UT.
  • VanPuymbrouck, L., Jordan Sheth, A., Lee, D., Kish Beck, J., Heffron, J., Mahaffey, L., The, K., & Harrison, E. A. (2018). Development of an occupational therapy and disability studies community of practice group. Poster at American Occupational Therapy Association conference. Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Harrison, E.A., & Mirza, M. (2017). Working with interpreters in OT. Workshop at Illinois Occupational Therapy Association conference. Bloomington/Normal, IL.
  • The, K., Heffron, J., & Harrison, E. A. (2017). Promoting a more diverse workforce through the inclusion of OT practitioners with disabilities. Short course at American Occupational Therapy Association conference. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Shams, M., & Harrison, E. A. (2017). Queer asylum seekers, asylees and refugees’ social network. Workshop at Creating Change conference. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Black, M., & Harrison, E.A. (2016). Shared journeys: Occupational therapy with refugee survivors of torture. Workshop at Council of Occupational Therapists for the European Countries conference. Galway, Ireland.
  • Mirza, M., & Harrison, E. A. (2016). Staying ahead of the demographic curve: Strategies and resources for cross-language communication. Workshop at Council of Occupational Therapists for the European Countries conference. Galway, Ireland.
  • Harrison, E. A., Shams, M., & Ugoh K. (2016). Team Rainbow: Building community with LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers in Chicago. Panel presentation at Queering Immigration conference. New York City, NY.