Sarah Everhart Skeels
Department of Occupational
574 Boston Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
University of Virginia
The George Washington University School of Public Health
Background, Research and Expertise:
Sarah joined the Department of Occupation Therapy at Tufts, teaching
courses as a part-time lecturer. She has a B.S. in Exercise
Physiology from the University of Virginia and a Master's Degree in
Public Health from the George Washington University School of Public
Health, with a focus on health promotion/disease prevention and
Sarah has extensive experience in developing and implementing health
promotion and empowerment programs for with people with spinal cord
injury, multiple sclerosis and related neurological impairments in
non-profit community-based settings. She is very interested in
research that explores adaptation to disability, community
re-integration, peer mentoring and outcome assessment.
Sarah is on the Board of Directors of numerous non-profit
organizations that provide sports and recreational opportunities for
children and adults with disabilities and believes that these
activities encourage full community participation and successful
adaptation to disability. Sarah serves on the RI Governor's
Commission for People with Disabilities, teaches a course in
Disability, Community and Health at Brown University and is a
Consultant with both the Boston Medical Center SCI Model System and
Health and Disability Research Institute at Boston University.
In her non-professional life, Sarah is a member of the U.S. Disabled
Sailing Team, an adaptive snow ski instructor, avid cyclist and most
importantly, a mom.