Nancy Damrah, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy

Dr. Nancy Damrah is an assistant professor at the School of Occupational Therapy at Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE). Her research and scholarly pursuits focus on knowledge translation and implementation science in healthcare, interdisciplinary science of team science, social and occupational justice, neurorehabilitation, and hand /upper extremity injuries. Dr. Damrah established an educational guide that is embedded in the curriculum of the ACHE School of Occupational Therapy: “Building Cultural Bridges Guide: Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Academic Learning-Occupational Therapy (IDEAL-OT).” This is a strategic plan to assure that all OT students implement cultural humility in occupational therapy practice through promoting cultural awareness, attitude, knowledge, and skills in authentic and experiential learning. During her clinical practice, she has specialized in neurorehabilitation and hand/upper extremity rehabilitation.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in translational health sciences in clinical research and leadership, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University. Washington, DC. (in progress)
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree (OTD), College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, Boston university. Boston, MA
  • Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS), College of Sciences and Health Professions, Cleveland State University. Cleveland, OH
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Jordan. Amman, Jordan


  • Interprofessional Leadership in Healthcare Certificate, College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, and School of Social Work, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT)
  • Eligible to Hand Therapy Certification (CHT) Board

Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Translational health science/Clinical and translational research and implementation science
  • Leadership in healthcare
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Hand/upper extremity rehabilitation
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