Sherry Muir, MOT, OTR/L

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Assistant Professor
Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Administrator of Faculty Practice
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Sherry Muir


Phone: (314) 977-8581

Allied Health Building
Room 2008
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Pursuing Doctorate of Philosophy in Public Policy and Administration
Walden University

Master of Occupational Therapy
Texas Women's University

Bachelor of Arts in Biology
University of Missouri-Columbia

Sherry Muir, MOT, OTR/L has worked with patients in a variety of rural acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient, and home health settings for over 23 years. Ms. Muir holds a BA in Biology from University of Missouri, a Master of Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman's University, and is completing her PhD in Public Policy & Administration from Walden University. She has been a professional educator since 2003, and has served as a full-time faculty member at Saint Louis University since 2006, and was appointed Administrator of Faculty Practice in 2014. Ms. Muir has served as an expert witness for the defense in lawsuits based on patient falls. She has received Outstanding Educator awards from both the Missouri Occupational Therapy Association and the Doisy College of Health Sciences at Saint Louis University. In addition to her position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, she holds a secondary appointment in the Saint Louis University School of Medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She also provides direct treatment in primary care at the SLUCare Patient Centered Medical Home and has become a nationally recognized leader and expert on OT in Primary Care.

Professional Associations
Pi Alpha Alpha (National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration), inducted 2011.
Alpha Eta (national Allied Health Honor Society), inducted 2010
PI Theta Epsilon (National OT Student Honor Society), inducted 1988
Doisy College of Health Sciences Excellence in Clinical & Classroom Teaching Nomination, May, 2014.
AOTA Service Commendation, April, 2014
Doisy College of Health Sciences Outstanding Student Faculty Mentor, May, 2011
Outstanding Educator, Missouri Occupational Therapy Association, November, 2010
AOTA Service Commendation, April, 2008

Courses Taught
Development Across the Lifespan
OT for Physical Dysfunction: Neurorehabilitation

Research Interests
OT in Primary Care and entry-level doctoral education


Killian, C., Fisher, G., & Muir, S. (in press). Primary Care: A New Context for Applied Scholarship. OT in Healthcare; for the Special Issue on Scholarship of Practice.

Muir, S., Henderson-Kalb, J., Eichler, J., Serfas, K., & Jennison, C. (2014). Occupational therapy in primary care: An emerging area of practice. OT Practice, AOTA Learn Continuing Education Article. August 25, 2014, CE1-CE8 Invited author.

Roberts, P., Farmer, M., Lamb, A., Muir, S., Siebert, C. (2014) The Role of Occupational Therapy in Primary Care. 19th Edition of the Reference Manual of the Official Documents of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (In-press). Invited author.

Muir, S. (2012). OT in primary care: We should be there. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July/August, 66(5), 506-510. Invited editorial.

Coppard, B., Berthelette. M., Gaffney, D., Muir, S., Reitz, M., Yarett-Slater, D. (2009). Why continue two points of entry education for occupational therapists? OT Practice, March 9, 10-14.


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