Sue Dahl Popolizio

Clinical Asst Professor (FSC)
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020

Biography

Dr. Dahl-Popolizio is a graduate of the DBH program and brings over 20 years of experience practicing as a licensed occupational therapist and board certified hand therapist and upper extremity specialist (CHT). She has practiced in multiple medical settings including: inpatient intensive care, acute care, sub- acute care and intensive rehabilitation, out-patient, and home care settings. She has created and developed four out-patient hand therapy clinics within medical and therapy practices, spearheading activities such as equipment needs assessment, inventory acquisition and program marketing development. In addition to her practice, Dr. Dahl-Popolizio is an entrepreneur who has successfully created a unique hands-free, virtual occupational/physical therapy program, advancing the practice of therapy with today’s technology.  She  published the findings of the research completed with this program.  Her current research includes inter-professional collaborative projects to increase the presence of integrated care providers in the primary care setting.  She a leader in the movement to integrate occupational therapy services in the primary care setting. In her work as an entrepreneur she led a team comprising therapists, software program developers and administration to develop the product and the patent.  She received her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education, from California State University San Bernardino.

Education

Arizona State University                                                              Phoenix, AZ

Doctor of Behavioral Health Degree- Graduated 4.0 GPA 2013

 

Quinnipiac University                                                                    Hamden, CT                                       

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Occupational Therapy - Graduated with Honors 1993

 

California State University                                                          San Bernardino, CA

Bachelor of Science Degree, Physical Education, Adapted Physical Education Specialist Credential - Graduated with Honors.  1991

Research Interests

Occupational Therapy as a member of the interprofessional primary care team.

Occupational Therapy as a behavioral health provider in primary care

Rehabilitation (upper extremity, neurological)

Rehabilitation using technology

Population Health Management

Publications

Dahl-Popolizio, S., Rogers, O., Muir, S., Carroll, J.K. & Manson, L. (2017).  Interprofessional primary care: The value of occupational therapy. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 5(3), 1-12. doi: 10.15453/2168-6408.1372

Dahl-Popolizio, S., Muir, S., Davis, K., Wade, S. & Voysey, R. (2017). Occupational therapy in primary care: Determining receptiveness of occupational therapists and primary care providers. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 5(3), 1-10doi: 10.15453/2168-6408.1363

Dahl-Popolizio, S., Manson, L., Muir, S., & Rogers, O. (2016). Enhancing the value of integrated primary care: The role of occupational therapy. Families, Systems, & Health, 34(3), 270-280.  doi:  10.1037/fsh0000208

Dahl-Popolizio, S., Loman, J., & Cordes, C. C. (2014). Comparing outcomes of Kinect video game-based occupational/physical therapy versus usual care.  Games for Health, 3 (3), 157-161. doi:  10.1089/g4h.2014.0002

Presentations:

Dahl-Popolizio, S., Muir, S., Davis, K., Wade, S., Voysey, R. (2017).  Occupational Therapy in Primary Care: Determining Receptiveness of Therapists and Primary Care Providers.  Poster Presented at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Dahl-Popolizio, S., Muir, S., Davis, K., Wade, S., Voysey, R. (2017).  Occupational Therapy in Primary Care: Determining Receptiveness of Therapists and Primary Care Providers.  Poster Presented at Integrated Behavioral Healthcare conference, Scottsdale, AZ

Dahl-Popolizio, S., Muir, S., Davis, K., Wade, S., Voysey, R. (2017).  Occupational Therapy in Primary Care: Determining Receptiveness of Therapists and Primary Care Providers.  Poster Presented at Northern Arizona University Graduate Student Government Poster Symposium, Flagstaff, AZ

Muir, S., Dahl-Popolizio, S., Hanson, D., Nielsen, S., & Walsh, S. (2016).  Applying the Emerging Practice Process Model to Develop Fieldwork Sites in Primary Care.  Poster presented at the AOTA American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Dahl-Popolizio, S., & Muir, S., (2016) Enhancing Efficiency and Value of the Integrated Primary Care Team:  Occupational Therapy.  Presentation at the Integrated Healthcare Conference, Chandler, AZ.

Dahl-Popolizio, S., Doyle, S., Hill, V., Muir, S., & Parsons, H. (2015) Occupational Therapy in Primary Care: Demonstrating OT’s distinct value.  Presentation at the AOTA American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Nashville, TN.

Dahl-Popolizio, S.  (2015). Occupational Therapists Treating the 'Whole Person' in Primary Care:  How do we do that?  Presented for OccupationalTherapy.com

Dahl-Popolizio, S.  (2014). Assessing upper extremity function and symptoms:  Use of the DASH and the QuickDASHPresented for OccupationalTherapy.com

Dahl-Popolizio, S., & Manson, L., (2014) A Primary Care Based Population Health Management Program: Osteoarthritis of the Hand and Depression.  Poster presented at the fall conference of ArizOTA, the Arizona Occupational Therapy Association, Phoenix, AZ.

Research Activity

Needs Assessment to Determine the Need for Occupational Therapy in Primary Care

Occupational Therapy in Primary Care: Determining Receptiveness of Therapists and Primary Care Providers (completed)

Study to evaluate the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of the provision of population health management strategies via group interventions for specific chronic illnesses and common co-morbidly occurring behavioral health issues by OT in the primary care setting. 

Courses

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 604Clinical Med/Pathophysiology
IBC 690Reading and Conference
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 420Population Health Management
IBC 793Applied Project
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 604Clinical Med/Pathophysiology
IBC 690Reading and Conference
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 590Reading and Conference
IBC 595Continuing Registration
IBC 690Reading and Conference
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CHS 101The ASU Experience
IBC 430Clinical Med Pathophysiology
IBC 604Clinical Med/Pathophysiology
IBC 690Reading and Conference
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 590Reading and Conference
IBC 595Continuing Registration
IBC 690Reading and Conference
IBC 712Population-Based Behv Hlth Mgt
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 604Clinical Med/Pathophysiology
IBC 712Population-Based Behv Hlth Mgt
IBC 793Applied Project
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 793Applied Project
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 604Clinical Med/Pathophysiology
IBC 712Population-Based Behv Hlth Mgt
IBC 793Applied Project
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 604Clinical Med/Pathophysiology
IBC 712Population-Based Behv Hlth Mgt
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 712Population-Based Behv Hlth Mgt
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 712Population-Based Behv Hlth Mgt
IBC 720Behavioral Health Entrepreneur

Presentations

  • Sue Dahl-Popolizio, DBH, OTR/L, CHT & Lesley Manson, PsyD. A Primary Care Based Population Health Management Program: Osteoarthritis of the Hand and Depression. Fall Cconference of ArizOTA Arizona Occupational Therapy Association, Phoenix, AZ (Sep 2014).
  • Sue Dahl-Popolizio, DBH, OTR/L, CHT. Assessing Upper Extremity Function and Symptoms: Use of the DASH and the QuickDASH. Continuing Education Presentation (May 2014).