School of Health Sciences Occupational Therapy

Stacy Smallfield

Stacy Smallfield, DrOT, MSOT, OTR/L
Associate Professor
Occupational Therapy, School of Health Sciences
UMS Lee Med/Sanford School of Medicine 319
Phone: 605-658-6374
Bio:
Dr. Stacy Smallfield is an occupational therapy educator, researcher, and practitioner. Her clinical practice, teaching, and research emphasis is in the area of adult physical rehabilitation and geriatrics.
Teaching Interests:
Adult physical rehabilitation related coursework; evidence-based practice; the influence of the environment on occupation; therapeutic adaptations and assistive technology; and occupational therapy theory
Research Interests:
Topics in adult physical rehabilitation and geriatrics, including low vision and assistive technology
Education:
  • DrOT, Occupational Therapy, Nova Southeastern University, 2007
  • MSOT, Occupational Therapy, Washington University in St. Louis, 1996
  • BA, Psychology, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1995
Research:
  • AARP Foundation Connecting to Community Pilot. University of South Dakota Volunteer and Programmatic Coordination, The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, (2013 - 2014)
  • Passive sleep monitoring to assess sleep and cognition in older adults, WellAware Systems, Inc, (2012 - 2013)
Grants:
  • Older Adults with Low Vision: Technology and the User Experience, South Dakota Lions Foundation, (2014 - 2015)
  • Older Adults with Low Vision: Technology and the User Experience, University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences, (2013 - 2014)
Publications:
  • Ikiugu, M., Smallfield, S., Instructing occupational therapy students in use of theory to guide practice , Occupational Therapy in Health Care.
  • Smallfield, S., Haag, B., Poston, A., Giger, J. T., Anderson, W. D., (2014), Promoting social participation: Teaching technology to older adults., OT Practice, vol. 19, iss. 14, pp. 13-16.
  • Siebert, C., Smallfield, S., Stark, S., (2014), Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Home Modification, AOTA Press.
  • Smallfield, S., Clem, K., Myers, A., (2013), Occupational therapy interventions to improve the reading ability of older adults with low vision: A systematic review, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol. 67, iss. 3, pp. 288-295.
  • Kaldenberg, J., Smallfield, S., (2013), Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Older Adults with Low Vision, OT Press.
  • Smallfield, S., Anderson, A. J., (2012), Using active learning to teach assistive technology, American Occupational Therapy Association, vol. 22, iss. 3, pp. 1-3.
  • Smallfield, S., Schaefer, K., Myers, A., (2012), What is the evidence for the effectiveness of providing interventions within the scope of occupational therapy practice to improve the ability to use optical, non-optical, and electronic magnifying devices to complete the reading required for performance of occupations by older adults with low vision? , American Occupational Therapy Association.
  • Smallfield, S., (2011), Using service-learning to teach office ergonomics, Education Special Interest Section Quarterly Newsletter, vol. 21, iss. 1, pp. 3-4.
  • Smallfield, S., Benda, L., Siefkes, M., (2011), The development of an occupation-based first year experience course to enhance participation in occupational therapy, Education Special Interest Section Quarterly Newsletter, vol. 21, iss. 4, pp. 1-4.
  • Ikiugu, M., Smallfield, S., (2011), Ikiugu’s eclectic method of combining theoretical conceptual practice models in occupational therapy, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. (DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2011.00968.x)
  • Ikiugu, M., Smallfield, S., (2010), Interrater, Intrarater and internal consistency reliability of the theory application assessment instrument, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, vol. 57, pp. 253-260. (DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2009.00837.x)
  • Berg, P., Smallfield, S., Svien, L., (2010), An investigation of depression and fatigue post West Nile Virus infection, South Dakota Medicine, iss. April 2010, pp. 127-133.
  • Karges, J., Smallfield, S., (2009), A description of the outcomes, frequency, duration, and intensity of occupational, physical, and speech therapy in inpatient stroke rehabilitation , Journal of Allied Health, vol. 38, iss. 1, pp. 1E-10E.
  • Ikiugu, M., Smallfield, S., Condit, C., (2009), A framework for combining theoretical conceptual practice models in occupational therapy, Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol. 76, iss. 3, pp. 162-170.
  • Smallfield, S., Karges, J., (2009), Classification of occupational therapy intervention for inpatient stroke rehabilitation, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol. 63, pp. 408-413.
  • Smallfield, S., Anderson, A. J., (2009), Using after-school programming to support health and wellness: A physical activity engagement program description, Early Intervention and School Special Interest Section Quarterly, vol. 16, iss. 3, pp. 1-4.
  • Smallfield, S., Anderson, A. J., (2008), Addressing agricultural issues in health education: An occupational therapy program description, Journal of Rural Health, vol. 24, pp. 369-374.
  • Smallfield, S., Anderson, A. J., (2008), Enabling participation in agriculture: An Assistive Technology Case Description, Technology Special Interest Section Quarterly, vol. 18, iss. 3, pp. 1-4.
  • Smallfield, S., (2006), The effectiveness of low vision rehabilitation on quality of life: An evidence-based practice approach to answer clinical questions, Occupational Therapy in Health Care, vol. 20, iss. 3, pp. 17-30.
  • Smallfield, S., (2005), [Review of the book Documenting Occupational Therapy Practice], Occupational Therapy in Health Care, vol. 19, iss. 4, pp. 103-105.
Awards and Honors:
  • Roster of Fellows Award, American Occupational Therapy Association, 2015
  • Research Achievement Award, University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences, 2014
  • Dorothy Anne Elsberry Award of Merit, South Dakota Occupational Therapy Association, 2012
  • Service Award, South Dakota Occupational Therapy Association, 2012
  • Service Commendation, American Occupational Therapy Association, 2012
  • Teacher Recognition, USD Women's Basketball Team, 2010
  • Tenure, University of South Dakota, 2009
  • Best Poster, 2008 National Rural Health Association Research and Education Poster Contest, 2008
Presentations:
  • Giger, J. T., Schweinle, W., Smallfield, S. (2014, November). Sleep sensors for older adults residing in a dementia special care unit: Feasibility and preliminary efficacy. Presented at the The Gerontological Society of America's 67th Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, DC.
  • Smallfield, S., Kaldenberg, J., Berger, S. (2014, June). Evidence-based interventions to address reading, leisure, and social participation for older adults living with vision loss. Presented at the 16th Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Yokohama, Japan.
  • Nissen, R., Chrestiansen, S., Sharkey, B., Olson, B., Smallfield, S., Drealan, S., Miller, A. (2014, May). The effectiveness of a community-based program for implementing exercise into daily life with diabetes. Presented at the University of South Dakota Occupational Therapy Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD.
  • Smallfield, S., Giger, J. T., Barrick, H., Bendt, A., Blake, R., Haag, B., Novak, N., Otkin, B., Poston, A., Sandhurst, A. (2014, May). AARP Foundation connecting to community. Presented at the USD Occupational Therapy Annual Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD.
  • Smallfield, S., Blake, C., Knox, L., Spangler, C., Giger, J. T. (2014, May). The experiences of older adults with low vision learning to use an iPad. Presented at the USD Occupational Therapy Annual Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD.
  • Brockevelt, B., Smallfield, S. (2014, April). Home design to enhance participation, health and wellness. Presented at the AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, Baltimore, MD.
  • Siebert, C., Smallfield, S., Keglovits, M., Susy, S. (2014, April). Occupational therapy practice guidelines for home modification. Presented at the AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, Baltimore, MD.
  • Nissen, R., Chrestiansen, S., Olson, B., Smallfield, S., Sharkey, B., Drealan, S., Miller, A. (2014, April). Effectiveness of a community-based program for implementing exercise into daily life with diabetes.. Presented at the 2014 AOTA Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Smallfield, S., Anderson, W., Christiansen, C., Bass Haugen, J., Powell, D. (2014, April). Designing the future of health care: A case study of occupational therapy in innovation. Presented at the AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, Baltimore, MD.
  • Giger, J. T., Schweinle, W., Smallfield, S. (2013, December). A passive and unobtrusive sleep sensor network on a special care unit: A pilot study with older adults with moderate to severe dementia.. Presented at the The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, National Campus,, Sioux Falls, SD.
  • Giger, J. T., Schweinle, W., Smallfield, S. (2013, November). Passive and unobtrusive sensor network on an Alzheimer's special care unit: A single-subject feasibility study. Presented at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • Smallfield, S. (2013, September). Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Older Adults with Low Vision. Presented at the Envision Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Smallfield, S. (2013, May). Occupational therapy practice guidelines for older adults with low vision. Presented at the USD Occupational Therapy Annual Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD.
  • Smallfield, S. (2013, April). Occupational therapy practice guidelines for older adults with low vision. Presented at the AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, San Diego, CA.
  • Smallfield, S. (2013, April). Taking your leadership to new heights: Becoming a leader in the profession of occupational therapy and beyond. Presented at the AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, San Diego, CA.
  • Smallfield, S. (2013, April). Occupational therapy practice guidelines for older adults with low vision. Presented at the USD School of Health Sciences Annual Research Conference, Vermillion, SD.
  • Berger, S., Kaldenberg, J., Smallfield, S., Liu, C., Justiss, M. (2011, November). Low vision rehabilitation for older adults: Review and recommendation. Presented at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Smallfield, S., Houston, D., Myers, T., Peterson, S. (2011, May). The effectiveness of ergonomic podcasting for computer workstation users. A pilot project. Presented at the USD Occupational Therapy Annual Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD.
  • Smallfield, S., Schaefer, K., Myers, A. (2011, May). The effectiveness of occupational therapy in improving the reading abilities of older adults with low vision: A systematic review. Presented at the USD Occupational Therapy Annual Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD.
  • Smallfield, S., Cross, A. (2011, April). Using digital recording to upgrade ergonomic evaluation to high definition. Presented at the AOTA Annual Conference and Expo, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Lieberman, D., Arbesman, M., Berger, S., Kaldenberg, J., Smallfield, S., Liu, C., Justiss, M. (2011, April). Evidence-based literature review on occupational therapy and older adults with low vision . Presented at the AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Smallfield, S., Anderson, A. J. (2011, April). Assistive technology education upgraded to high definition through the use of active learning. Presented at the AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Smallfield, S. (2010, September). SDOTA leadership training. Presented at the SDOTA Annual Fall Conference , Vermillion.
  • Smallfield, S., Foster, J., Lester, S. (2010, May). Occupational therapy in rural South Dakota. Presented at the USD Occupational Therapy Annual Research Symposium, Vermillion.
  • Smallfield, S., Caven, K., Jares, J., Jerman, P., Morris, V. (2010, May). Run for fun!. Presented at the USD Occupational Therapy Annual Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD.
  • Smallfield, S., Berg, P., Svien, L., Geleynse, A., Johnson, J., Bean, H. (2010, May). Investigating the long-term impact of West Nile Virus infection on occupational performance. Presented at the AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, Orlando, Florida.
  • Smallfield, S. (2010, April). Using service learning to introduce occupational therapy students to office ergonomics. Presented at the AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, Orlando, Florida.
  • Smallfield, S. (2009, September). An overview of evidence-based practice in occupational therapy. Presented at the SDOTA Annual Fall Conference, Chamberlain, SD.
  • Smallfield, S., Anderson, A. J. (2009, April). An occupation-based approach to childhood obesity prevention: Infusing physical activity into an after-school program. Presented at the AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, Houston, TX.
  • Anderson, L., Smallfield, S., Wixon, L., Murtha, T. (2009, April). Using CarFit to introduce occupational therapy students to community-based practice: Faculty, clinician, and student perspectives. Presented at the AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, Houston, TX.
  • Berg, P., Smallfield, S., Svien, L. (2009, February). West Nile Virus: an investigation of fatigue outcomes post-infection. Presented at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Smallfield, S., Anderson, L. (2008, October). CarFit: An educational safety training program for older adults. Presented at the Health Science Alliance Patient Safety Education Day, Vermillion, SD.
  • Anderson, A. J., Smallfield, S. (2008, May). Addressing rural issues in occupational therapy graduate education. Presented at the 2008 Annual Rural Health Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Anderson, A. J., Smallfield, S. (2008, May). Using assistive technology in production agriculture: A case description. Presented at the 2008 Annual Rural Health Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Smallfield, S., Karges, J. (2008, April). Classification of occupational therapy intervention for in-patient stroke rehabilitation. Presented at the AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, Long Beach, CA.
  • Berg, P., Smallfield, S., Svien, L. (2008, March). West Nile Virus: A Pilot Investigation of Functional Outcomes Post-Infection. Presented at the West Nile Virus and Mosquito Control Dakotas Summit, Aberdeen, South Dakota.
  • Karges, J., Smallfield, S., Marek, C., Squier, N., Flint, D. (2008, February). Classification of physical therapy intervention for inpatient stroke rehabilitation. Presented at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Nashville, TN.
  • Smallfield, S., Karges, J., Beulow, J., Norris, D. (2007, October). Promoting interdisciplinary health care for rural older adults: An interdisciplinary team training workshop. Presented at the Collaborating Across Borders: An American-Canadian Dialogue on Interprofessional Health Education, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Karges, J., Smallfield, S. (2007, June). Frequency, duration, and intensity of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy intervention for inpatient stroke rehabilitation. Presented at the APTA Annual Conference & Expo, Denver, CO.
  • Smallfield, S., Karges, J. (2007, May). Frequency, duration, and intensity of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy intervention for inpatient stroke rehabilitation. Presented at the Frontiers in Women’s Health: Pioneering Researchers in South Dakota Conference, Sioux Falls, SD.
  • Smallfield, S., Zimmerman, A. (2007, April). Client perception of the impact of low vision rehabilitation on functional ability: A pilot study. Presented at the AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, St. Louis, MO.
  • Smallfield, S., Karges, J. (2007, April). Frequency, duration, and intensity of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy intervention for inpatient stroke rehabilitation. Presented at the AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, St. Louis, MO.
  • Smallfield, S., Anderson, A. J. (2007, February). Addressing agricultural issues in health education: An occupational therapy program description. Presented at the The Clock is Ticking for Rural America: A Behavioral Health and Safety Conference, Sioux Falls, SD.
  • Huff, E., Buelow, J., Jorgensen, K., Nelson, D., Ekstrom, R., Smallfield, S., Johnson, M. (2006, November). Interdisciplinary health fairs for seniors: Service learning in higher education. Presented at the American Speech and Hearing Association Convention, Miami, FL.
  • Smallfield, S. (2006, October). Client perception of the impact of low vision rehabilitation on functional ability: A pilot study. Presented at the SDOTA Annual Fall Conference, Huron, SD.
  • Smallfield, S. (2006, July). Occupational therapy’s role in agricultural environmental health. Presented at the 14th Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Sydney, AU.
  • Buelow, J., Nelson, D., Jorgensen, K., Peterson, M., Smallfield, S., Ekstrom, R., Huff, E. (2005, September). Interdisciplinary health fairs for senior citizens. Presented at the Midwest Consortium for Service-Learning in Higher Education, Vermillion, SD.
  • Smallfield, S. (2005, June). Agricultural occupational health: An introduction for the public health worker. Presented at the South Dakota Public Health Conference, Pierre, SD.
  • Smallfield, S. (2005, April). The effectiveness of low vision rehabilitation on quality of life: An EBP approach to answer clinical questions. Presented at the SDOTA Annual Spring Conference, Sioux Falls, SD.