warrenMary Warren, MS, OTR/L, SCLV
Associate Professor and Program Director Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation
Co-Director, UAB Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation

Office Phone:  205-934-1800
Office Location:  SHPB 340

Department(s) and Affiliations

Occupational Therapy
UAB Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation

Areas of Research
Low vision rehabilitation for age-related eye disease, vision rehabilitation for vision deficits from acquired brain injury, health literacy

Focus of Research
The focus of my research is on developing and refining assessments used by occupational therapists to evaluate persons with low vision from age-related disease and acquired brain injury and assessing the effectiveness of occupational therapy warren_labinterventions for adults with low vision. My dissertation research is on differences in health literacy levels between older adults with and without low vision and reflects my strong interest in how health professionals can ensure that we communicate effectively with our older clients with vision impairments.  Current research studies include developing practice guidelines and normative data for the Dynavision and evaluating the consistency of scanning patterns used by adults  to complete cancellation tests.

Recent and Selected Publications

Mennem, T.A., Warren, M, & Yuen, H. (XXX) Preliminary validation of a vision dependent activities of daily living instrument on adults with homonymous hemianopsia. Accepted for Publication-American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Warren, M. (2009). A pilot study on activities of daily living limitations in adults with hemianopsia. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63, 626-633.

Warren, M. (2008). Memory loss, dementia and stroke complications for persons with age-related macular degeneration. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness,102, 611-615.

Warren, M., Moore, J., & Vogtle, L.K. (2008). Visual search performance of healthy adults on cancellation tests. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62, 580-586.

Copolillo, A., Warren, M., & Teitelman, J.L. (2007). Results from the survey of occupational therapy practitioners in low vision rehabilitation. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 21(4), 19-37.

Warren, M., & Barstow, E. (2007). Low vision rehabilitation curriculum: An innovative design using the AOTA standards for continuing competence. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 21, 145-157.