Glen Gillen

Glen
Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA

Associate Director

Associate Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Occupational Therapy) at Columbia University Medical Center

Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor of Movement Sciences and Education, Teachers College

E-mail: GG50@columbia.edu

Personal Website: www.glengillen.com

Education

  • Columbia University/Teachers College: Ed.D. in Health Education
  • New York University: M.P.A. in Health Management
  • New York University: B.S. in Occupational Therapy

Clinical Expertise

  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Motor Control
  • Assessments and interventions for cognitive-perceptual impairments as they relate to occupational performance

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Physical Disabilities I & II
  • Evidenced Based Occupational Therapy
  • Manual techniques to Promote Function

Research Interests

  • Evidence-based practice regarding stroke rehabilitation
  • Interventions to improve functional performance for those living with impairments of motor control
  • Impact of cognitive-perceptual impairments on functional performance

Professional Awards, Recognitions, Activities

  • Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship 2012
  • AOTA Service Commendation 2013
  • Keynote Speaker: Midwest Deans Research Day at Western Michigan University
  • Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship 2011, Texas Woman’s University
  • University of Illinois Chicago 2009 Distinguished Lecturer
  • Roster of Fellows: American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Award of Clinical Excellence in Rehabilitation: American Occupational Therapy Foundation/Healthsouth.
  • Recognition of Achievement Award for “Author/Educator Who Has Advanced Neurorehabilitation Practice”: American Occupational Therapy Association.
  • 2 Service Awards: American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Board Certified in Neurorehabilitation by the American Occupational Therapy Association from 1996-2006.
  • Merit for Practice in Physical Disabilities: New York State Occupational Therapy Association.
  • Certificate of Recognition: New York State Occupational Therapy Association.
  • Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education)
  • Editorial Board: Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics
  • Editorial Board: American Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Editor for the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Physical Disabilities Special Interest Section Quarterly, 2002-2005.
  • Item Writer: AOTA Neurorehabilitation Certification Examination, 1999-2001.
  • Clinical Advisory Council/Rehabilitation Advisory Council/Consultant: National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NYC Chapter), 2000-07.
  • Certified to administer and train therapists to administer the Arnadottir-OT Neurobehavioral Evaluation (A-ONE), a function-based approach to identifying cognitive-perceptual impairments that interfere with daily functioning.
  • Calibrated rater for the Assessment of Motor & Process Skills
  • Metropolitan District of the New York State Occupational Therapy Association: Board Member, 1993-1995.
  • New York State Occupational Therapy Association: Physical Disabilities state liaison. 1999-2000
  • American Occupational Therapy Association Press: peer reviewer for potential manuscripts and practice guidelines.
  • American Occupational Therapy Association: peer reviewer for conference proposals, 2001-2008.
  • Elsevier Science/Mosby: peer reviewer for potential manuscripts.
  • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Manuscript Reviews.

Publications

  • Gillen, G., (in press). Cognitive and perceptual rehabilitation: Optimizing function (Korean translation). St. Louis, Elsevier Science/Mosby.
  • Schell, B.A.B, Gillen, G., & Scaffa, M.E. (Eds). (2014). Willard and Spackman’s occupational therapy (12th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Gillen, G., (2014). Motor control and occupational performance. In Schell, B. et al. (eds) Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy, edition 12. Lippincott.
  • Gillen, G., (2014). Occupational therapy interventions for individuals. In Schell, B. et al. (eds) Willard and Spackman’s Occupation al Therapy, edition 12. Lippincott.
  • Gillen, G., & Schell, B. (2014). Introduction to interventions and outcomes for occupations. In Schell, B. et al. (eds) Willard and Spackman’s Occupation al Therapy, edition 12. Lippincott.
  • Schell, B., Gillen, G.,, & Scaffa, M. (2014). Contemporary occupational practice. In Schell, B. et al. (eds) Willard and Spackman’s Occupation al Therapy, edition 12. Lippincott.
  • Schell, B., Gillen, G.,, Scaffa, M. & Cohn, E. (2014). Individual variance. In Schell, B. et al. (eds) Willard and Spackman’s Occupation al Therapy, edition 12. Lippincott.
  • Schell, B., Gillen, G.,, & Scaffa, M. (2014). Analyzing occupations and activity. In Schell, B. et al. (eds) Willard and Spackman’s Occupation al Therapy, edition 12. Lippincott.
  • Schell, B. & Gillen, G., (2014). Overview of theory guided interventions. In Schell, B. et al. (eds) Willard and Spackman’s Occupation al Therapy, edition 12. Lippincott.
  • Castaldy-Fleming, R. and Gillen, G., (2013). The issue is: Ensuring that education, certification, and practice are evidence based. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67, 364-369.
  • Gillen, G., Cerebral vascular accident. (2013). In Schultz-Krohn, W. & Pendleton, H. (eds.) Pedretti’s Occupational Therapy: Practice Skills for Physical Dysfunction, 7th ed., Elsevier Science/Mosby, St. Louis.
  • Gillen, G., (2013). Evaluation and Treatment of Cognitive Dysfunction. In Schultz-Krohn, W. & Pendleton, H. (eds.) Pedretti’s Occupational Therapy: Practice Skills for Physical Dysfunction, 7th ed., Elsevier Science/Mosby, St. Louis.
  • Nilsen, D., Gillen, G.,, DiRusso, T., & Gordon, A. (2012). Effect of imagery perspective on occupational performance in persons post-stroke: A randomized control trial. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66, 30-329.
  • Nobbe, J., Nilsen, D.M., & Gillen, G., (2012). Mental practice is modifiable: changes in perspective maintenance and vividness post-stroke. Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity, 7(1), 1-16.
  • Stein, J. Bishop, L. Gillen, G., & Helbok, R. (2011). Robot-assisted Exercise for Hand Weakness after Stroke: A Pilot Study. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 90:887-894.
  • Gillen, G., (2012) Cognitive Perceptual Approaches: Evaluation and Intervention. In Fleming-Castaldy, R. (ed.), National Occupational Therapy Certification Review and Study Guide ed 6. International Educational Resources, Concord.
  • Gillen, G.,, O’Sullivan, S., & Garbarini, J. (2012) Neurological System Disorders. In Fleming-Castaldy, R. (ed.) National Occupational Therapy Certification Review and Study Guide ed 6. International Educational Resources, Concord.
  • Gillen, G., (2012) Neurological Approaches: Evaluation and Intervention. In Fleming-Castaldy, R. (ed.) National Occupational Therapy Certification Review and Study Guide ed 6. International Educational Resources, Concord.
  • Gillen, G., Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, 3rd edition. Elsevier Science/Mosby, St. Louis, 2011.
  • Gillen, G., Trunk control: Supporting functional independence. In Gillen, G., (ed.) Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, 3rd edition, Elsevier Science/Mosby, St. Louis, (2011).
  • Gillen, G., Upper extremity function and management. In Gillen, G., (ed.) Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, 3rd edition, Elsevier Science/Mosby, St. Louis, (2011).
  • Gillen, G., Leisure participation after stroke. In Gillen, G., (ed.) Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, 3rd edition, Elsevier Science/Mosby, St. Louis, (2011).
  • Gillen, G., & Brockmann-Rubio, K. Further evaluation and treatment of cognitive-perceptual impairments: A function-based approach. In Gillen, G., (ed.) Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, 3rd edition, Elsevier Science/Mosby, St. Louis, (2011).
  • Gillen, G., Managing visuospatial impairments to optimize function. In Gillen, G., Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, 3rd edition, Elsevier Science/Mosby, St. Louis, (2011).
  • Milazzo, S. & Gillen, G., Splinting applications. In Gillen, G., (ed.) Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, 3rd edition, Elsevier Science/Mosby, St. Louis, (2011).
  • Gillen, G.,, O’Sullivan, S., & Garbarini, J. Neurological System Disorders. In Fleming-Castaldy, R. (ed.) National Occupational Therapy Assistant Review and Study Guide, ed 2. International Educational Resources, Concord, (2011).
  • Gillen, G., Neurological Approaches: Evaluation and Intervention. In Fleming-Castaldy, R. (ed.) National Occupational Therapy Assistant Review and Study Guide, ed. 2. International Educational Resources, Concord, (2011).
  • Gillen, G., Cognitive Perceptual Approaches: Evaluation and Intervention. In Fleming-Castaldy, R. (ed.), National Occupational Therapy Assistant Review and Study Guide, ed 2.. International Educational Resources, Concord, (2011).
  • Gillen, G., How Well Are We Meeting the Centennial Vision in Rehabilitation Research with a Focus on Neurorehabilitation? American Journal of Occupational Therapy (2010), 64:341-356.
  • Nilsen, D., Gillen, G.,, Gordon, A.(2010). The Use of Mental Practice to Improve Upper Limb Recovery Post Stroke: A Systematic Review American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64:695-708.
  • Gillen, G., and Burkhardt, A. Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, 2nd edition [Chinese translation]. Elsevier Science/Mosby, St. Louis, 2009.
  • Gillen, G., (2009). Cognitive and Perceptual Rehabilitation: Optimizing Function. Elsevier/Mosby, St. Louis.
  • Gillen, G, et. Al. (2008). The effect of a wrist position on upper extremity function while wearing a wrist immobilizing splint. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, 20:19-23.
  • Gillen, G.,, et al. (2007). Trunk posture affects upper extremity function of adults. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 104:371-380.
  • Gillen, G.,, et al. (2007) Improving Community Skills after Lower Extremity Joint Replacement. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics 24(4): 41-54.
  • Gillen, G., (2006). Cerebral vascular accident. In Schultz-Krohn, W. & Pendleton, H. (eds.) Pedretti’s Occupational Therapy: Practice Skills for Physical Dysfunction, 6th ed., Elsevier Science/Mosby, St. Louis.
  • Gillen, G., (2006). Commentary on Exploring social and leisure participation among stroke survivors part two. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 13:5.
  • Gillen, G., (2006). A comparison of situational and dispositional coping after a stroke. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 22:31.
  • Gillen, G., (2006). Coping during inpatient stroke rehabilitation: An exploratory study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 60:136.
  • Gillen, G., (2006). Degenerative Neurologic Diseases. In Early, M. (ed.) Physical Dysfunction Practice Skills for the Occupational Therapy Assistant, 2nd ed., Elsevier Science/Mosby, St. Louis.
  • Curtin M. & Gillen G. (2005). Men who have had a stroke have difficulty managing their time when discharged home. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal , 52: 366.
  • Gillen, G.,, O’Sullivan, S., & Garbarini, J., (2005). Neurological System Disorders. In Cottrell, R. (ed.) National Occupational Therapy Assistant Review and Study Guide. International Educational Resources, Concord.
  • Gillen, G.,. (2005). Neurological Approaches: Evaluation and Intervention. In Cottrell, R. (ed.) National Occupational Therapy Assistant Review and Study Guide. International Educational Resources, Concord.
  • Gillen, G.,, (2005). Cognitive Perceptual Approaches: Evaluation and Intervention. In Cottrell, R. (ed.), National Occupational Therapy Assistant Review and Study Guide. International Educational Resources, Concord.
  • Gillen, G.,, (2005). Positive consequences of surviving a stroke. American Journal of Occupational Therapy 59: 346.
  • Gillen, G., & Wasserman, M., (2004). Mobility: Examining the Impact of the Environment on Transfer Performance, Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics 22: 21.
  • Gillen, G., and Burkhardt, A. (2004). Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, 2nd edition. St. Louis, Elsevier Science/Mosby.
  • Gillen, G., (2004). Trunk control: A prerequisite for functional independence. In Gillen, G., and Burkhardt, A. (eds) Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, 2nd edition, St. Louis, Elsevier Science/Mosby.
  • Gillen, G., (2004). Upper extremity function and management. In Gillen, G., & Burkhardt, A. (eds) Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, 2nd edition, St. Louis, Elsevier Science/Mosby.
  • Gillen, G, Whyte, N., Supon, D. (2004). Leisure participation after stroke. In Gillen, G., and Burkhardt, A. (eds) Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, 2nd edition, St. Louis, Elsevier Science/Mosby.
  • Brockmann-Rubio, K.. & Gillen, G., (2004). Treatment of cognitive-perceptual impairments: A function-based approach. In Gillen, G., and Burkhardt, A. (eds) Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, 2nd edition, St. Louis, Elsevier Science/Mosby.
  • Milazzo, S. & Gillen, G., (2004). Splinting applications. In Gillen, G., and Burkhardt, A. (eds) Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, 2nd edition, St. Louis, Elsevier Science/Mosby.
  • Gillen, G., (2004). Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, An Instructor’s Manual, 2nd edition. St. Louis, Elsevier Science/Mosby.
  • Gillen, G.,, O’Sullivan, S., & Garbarini, J. (2004). Neurological System Disorders. In Cottrell, R. (ed.) National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam Review and Study Guide ed. 3. International Educational Resources, Concord.
  • Gillen, G., (2004). Neurological Approaches: Evaluation and Intervention. In Cottrell, R. (ed.) National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam Review and Study Guide, ed. 3. International Educational Resources, Concord.
  • Gillen, G., (2004). Cognitive Perceptual Approaches: Evaluation and Intervention. In Cottrell, R. (ed.) National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam Review and Study Guide, ed. 3. International Educational Resources, Concord.
  • Gillen, G., (2002) Improving mobility and community access in an adult with ataxia: a case study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 56:462-466.
  • Bear-Lehman, J., Bassile, CC, & Gillen, G., (2002) A comparison of time-use on an acute rehabilitation unit: Subjects with and without stroke. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics.
  • Gillen, G., (2002) Focus on fall prevention. Viewsletter 4:1, National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
  • Gillen, G., (2001). Cerebral vascular accident. In Pedretti, L. & Early M. (eds) Occupational Therapy: Practice Skills for Physical Dysfunction, 5th ed., St. Louis, Mosby.
  • Gillen, G.,, O’Sullivan, S., & Garbarini, J. (2002) Neurological System Disorders. In Cottrell, R. (ed.) National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam Review and Study Guide, ed 2. International Educational Resources, Concord.
  • Gillen, G., (2002). Neurological Approaches: Evaluation and Intervention. In Cottrell, R. (ed.) National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam Review and Study Guide, ed 2. International Educational Resources, Concord.
  • Gillen, G., (2002). Cognitive Perceptual Approaches: Evaluation and Intervention. In Cottrell, R. (ed.) National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam Review and Study Guide, ed 2. International Educational Resources, Concord.
  • Gillen, G., (2001) Conserving your energy for meaningful activities. Viewsletter 3:1, National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
  • Gillen, G.,, O’Sullivan, S., & Garbarini, J. (2001) Neurological System Disorders. In Cottrell, R. (ed.) National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam Review and Study Guide. International Educational Resources, Concord.
  • Gillen, G., (2001). Neurological Approaches: Evaluation and Intervention. In Cottrell, R. (ed.) National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam Review and Study Guide. International Educational Resources, Concord.
  • Gillen, G., (2001). Cognitive Perceptual Approaches: Evaluation and Intervention. In Cottrell, R. (ed.) National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam Review and Study Guide. International Educational Resources, Concord.
  • Gillen, G., (2000). Improving activities of daily living performance in an adult with ataxia. American Journal of Occupational Therapy 54:89-96.
  • Gillen, G., (2000). Maximizing independence: Occupational therapy intervention for patients with Parkinson’s disease. In: Cote, L., Sprinzeles, L., Kutscher, A. (eds) Parkinson’s Disease and Quality of Life, Hawthorne Press.
  • Gillen, G., (2000) Maximizing/preserving your function through splinting. Viewsletter 2:1, National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
  • Gillen, G., (2000) Maximizing your function through orthotic devices. The Eleanor & Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Center Newsletter, 12:3.
  • Gillen, G., Maximizing independence: Occupational therapy intervention for patients with parkinson’s disease. Loss, Grief, & Care: A Journal of Professional Practice, 2000, 8:65-67.
  • Gillen, G., and Burkhardt, A. (1998). Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, St. Louis, Mosby.
  • Gillen, G., and Burkhardt, A. (1998). Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach: Instructors Manual, St. Louis, Mosby.
  • Gillen, G., (1998). Managing abnormal tone after brain injury. Occupational Therapy Practice, September.
  • Gillen, G., (1998). Trunk control: A prerequisite for functional independence. In Gillen, G., and Burkhardt, A. (eds) Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, St. Louis, Mosby.
  • Gillen, G., (1998). Upper extremity function and management. In Gillen, G., and Burkhardt, A.(eds) Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, St. Louis, Mosby.
  • Milazzo, S. & Gillen, G., (1998). Splinting applications. In Gillen, G., and Burkhardt, A. (eds) Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, St. Louis, Mosby.
  • Pavlou, TA, Burkhardt, A. & Gillen, G., (1998). COTA/OTR partnerships: Teamwork to enhance living skills. In Gillen, G., and Burkhardt, A. (eds) Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, St. Louis, Mosby.

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