Anne G. Fisher, ScD, OT, FAOTA
Advisory Board Member & Founder
Professor Fisher is the Founder of the Center for Innovative OT Solutions (CIOTS), University Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Colorado State University, and Professor Emeritus at Umeå University, Sweden. She also holds an honorary doctorate from Umeå University. She has published 115 articles in refereed professional journals and 50 books or book chapters. She is a member of the Academy of Research of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, and she was the 1997 recipient of the Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship. In 2017, the American Occupational Therapy Association honored her as one of 100 people who most influenced occupational therapy’s 100-year history.
Professor Fisher’s 50 years of experience as an occupational therapist, occupational scientist, and educator has inspired her to develop innovative assessments of quality of occupational performance and the Occupational Therapy Intervention Process Model (OTIPM). More recently, she co-wrote, along with Dr. Abbey Marterella, the new innovative book, Powerful Practice: A Model for Authentic Occupational Therapy. The OTIPM and this most recent book emerged as a solution to a common challenge — how to harness the full power of occupation in practice, education, and research.