Beth Fields, PhD, OTR/L, BCG



I am an occupational therapist with expertise in qualitative and mixed methods, caregiving, aging, and nonpharmacological approaches. My work is informed by occupational therapy and science, disability studies, rehabilitation science, gerontology, psychology, and nursing. My research program examines the quality, access, and outcomes of patient- and family-centered care approaches across the care continuum. This line of inquiry includes quantifying contemporary care delivery utilization and practices and their relationship to the desired outcomes of patients and family caregivers, as well as evaluating approaches for enhancing the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based programs and services.

Professional Involvement

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate; University of Pittsburgh and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Pittsburgh, PA

Current Project(s)

    Education & Training

  • PhD in Occupation and Rehabilitation Science; Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO

  • MS, Occupational Therapy; Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO

  • BS, Rehabilitation Psychology; University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI