UW–Madison’s Beth Fields, an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, was recently awarded an American Occupational Therapy Foundation Early-Career Research Excellence Award.
Fields conducts health services and implementation research with a focus on geriatric and caregiving outcomes. She is the principal investigator of an R03 Small Research Grant and Clinical Research Award funded by the National Institute on Aging, and was selected to present as a distinguished investigator for the 2021 Gerontological Society of America’s Health Sciences Presidential Symposium.
Fields holds the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Board Certification in Gerontology, a formal recognition for her ability to translate research into improved outcomes for geriatric populations.
Established in 2019, the American Occupational Therapy Foundation Early-Career Research Excellence Award aims to recognize and support investigators who are contributing and have promise to advance knowledge in the field of occupational therapy.