Mary Warren, PhD, OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA
Associate Professor & Director, Graduate Certificate Low Vision Rehabilitation
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-1212
Phone: 205 934-1800
Fax: 205 975-7787
Mary is an Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Director of the Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation Program. She is the editor of the Self Paced Clinical course: Low Vision: Occupational Therapy Intervention with the Older Adult, published by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and co-editor with Beth Barstow for the textbook: Occupational Therapy Interventions for Adults with Low Vision from AOTA Press. She served as the chair of the panel that developed AOTA specialty certification in low vision rehabiliation and has participated in numberous national ad hoc committees addressing issues in low vision rehabiliation.
Mary has presented numerous workshops on low vision rehabilitation and on visual perceptual dysfunction following acquired brain injury and is an internationally recognized authority in this area. Her reserch has been published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy and she served as guest editor for special issue of the journal devoted to low vision rehabiliation. She has contributed chapters to several rehabilitation textbooks including Occupational Therapy: Practice Skills for Physical Dysfunction. She is the author of the Brain Injury Visual Perceptual Battery for Adults and co-author of the Dynavision Guide to Rehabilitation.
Mary served as a member of the American Medical Association committee to review revisions made to the vision chapter for the AMA Guide for Evaluation of Permanent Impairment and was an invited speaker at a public forum on disability determination for individuals with visual impairment, sponsored by the National Research Council, National Academy of Science. She was named a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association in 2006 for her work in vision rehabilitation. she is completing her doctorate in health education and promotion at UAB and her dissertation addresses health literacy in older adults with low vision.