Dr. Sizemore has 30 years of healthcare experience and serves as adjunct faculty in the Department of Leadership Studies. She has written, presented, and consulted in the areas of culturally competent practice, assessment, and policy. She currently serves on the College of Health Sciences Advisory Council for Eastern Kentucky University, the Southeastern Kentucky Advisory Council for Volunteers of America, and the Professional Advisory Council for the Center for Innovation for the Laurel County School District.  Additionally, she serves on the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services for the state of Kentucky.  Dr. Sizemore is a licensed occupational therapist and is the Legislative Affairs Chair for the Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association, monitoring and influencing policy affecting the field of occupational therapy.  Prior to her transition to academia, she served in various clinical and leadership roles, focusing on school-based practice, pediatric clinical practice, and administration.  She owns and operates TheraCare, Inc., a private practice occupational and physical therapy staffing company serving Southeastern Kentucky.  Dr. Sizemore’s interests are in the areas of healthcare leadership, professional membership affiliation, diversity and multicultural education, cultural competence in education and healthcare, and the legislative process for healthcare policy.

PhD, Leadership, University of the Cumberlands (2021)
EdS, Education, University of Kentucky (1999)
MS, Occupational Therapy, Eastern Kentucky University (1994)
BS, Occupational Therapy, Eastern Kentucky University (1989)

Sizemore, L. O’Brien, S.P. & Skubik-Peplaski, C. (2021).  Interference: COVID-19 and the Impact on Potential and Performance in Healthcare, WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 69,767-774
Lahm, E. & Sizemore, L (2002). Factors that Influence Assistive Technology Decision Making, Journal of Special Education Technology, 17(1), 15-25.

Sizemore, L. (2021). Leadership practices of state associations: Does state president leadership style encourage membership, Open Journal of Occupational Therapy.
Student Conference (KOTA): Panel Expert Regarding Pediatric Practice, Spring Conference, 2021
Department for Behavioral Health Cabinet for Health and Family Services: “The Clinical Benefits of Occupational Therapy in a Mental Health Setting,” iHOPE Development Meeting, 2019
Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association: “School-Based Occupational Therapy: A Panel Discussion,” Fall Conference, 2015
Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association: “Grass Roots Legislation and the Power of Connection,” Fall Conference, 2012

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