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Amy L. Brzuz

  • Associate Professor
    Occupational Therapy Program
  • Chairperson
    Occupational Therapy Program

I was born and raised in Erie, PA.  I think Erie is a great place to work, live, and raise a family.  I do love to travel to other places every chance I get! 


  • 2018/2019 Academic Year Gannon University Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award
  • 2004 Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie's Clinician of the Year


  • Raskob Foundation Grant: Pro Bono Occupational Therapy Clinic for Underserved Inner-City Children, $16,572.00, December 2022. Brzuz, A., Hawkins-Pokabla, J. & *DeRidder, L.
  • Palumbo Foundation Little Knights Pediatric Pro Bono OT Clinic Grant, $29,442.00, 2019

Introduction to Occupational Therapy

Clinical Reasoning Seminar

OT Intervention:  Physical Disabilities I

OT Intervention:  Physical Disabilities II

Thesis I/II

Occupational Science and Analysis

Occupational Analysis Lab

The Occupational Lens

Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD)

Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

April 2014


Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy

Gannon University, Erie, PA

December 1997


  • Associate Professor, Gannon University OT Program, Erie, PA (2020-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Gannon University OT Program, Erie, PA (2014-2020)
  • Occupational Therapist, Flagship Rehabilitation, Erie, PA (2015-2020)
  • Occupational Therapist, Transportation Solutions, Erie, PA (2004-2015)
  • Occupational Therapist, Aegis Therapies, Erie, PA (2007-2015)
  • Occupational Therapist, Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Erie, PA (2000-2005)
  • Occupational Therapist, Visiting Nurse Association, Erie, PA (1999-2001)
  • Occupational Therapist, Alliance Rehab, Erie, PA (1998-2000)
  • Occupational Therapist, Erie Homes for Children and Adults, Erie, PA (1997-1999)


  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association
  • Association of Driving Rehabilitation Specialists


  • Hawkins-Pokabla, J., Brzuz, A., Prier, D. (2022). The effect of allied health international internships on subsequent internships. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (34)1. 108-117. ISSN 1812-9129
  • Brzuz AL, Gustafson B. (2019). The use of an experiential educational activity to promote interprofessional education in physical and occupational therapist students. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 17(4), Article 2
  • Brzuz, A. (2018). Older drivers' perceptions of driving cessation. OT Practice. 23(13), 8-11.
  • Brzuz, A. (2015). To drive or ride? Occupational therapy's role in driver retirement. OT Practice, 20(13), 7-10.


Conference Presentations:

  • Brzuz, A., Bardonner, K., Conn, B., Monar, R., Richards, K. Services Offered to Veterans in Pennsylvania Transitional Housing. Poster Presentation. Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. September, 2022. Lancaster, PA.
  • Brzuz, A. Using Interprofessional Education Activities to Facilitate Clinical Reasoning in OT Students. Poster Presentation. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. April, 2022. San Antonio, TX.
  • Brzuz, A., Deak, D., Elifritz, S., Froman, A. & Nickerson, K.  Adaptive Driving Equipment Compliance.  Poster Presentation.  Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists’ Annual Conference and Exhibits: August, 2018. Richmond, VA.
  • Brzuz, A., Earp, D., Gustafson, B., Kessler, A. & Wallace, G. Infusing Interprofessional and Intraprofessional Learning Opportunities into Occupational Therapy Courses. Poster Presentation.  American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference: March, 2017.  Philadelphia, PA.
  • Brzuz, A. Driving Cessation: Let’s Talk About It! Oral Presentation. Association for  Driver Rehabilitation Specialists’ Annual Conference and Exhibits: August, 2016.  Columbus, OH.
  • Brzuz, A. Driving Cessation: To Drive or Ride. Poster Presentation. American  Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference: April, 2015. Nashville, TN.
  • Brzuz, A. The Importance of the On the Road Driving Assessment. Oral Presentation.  Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference:  October, 2006.  Erie, PA.
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