Verna Ourada

(she/her)

NTT Assistant Professor/Adjunct Instructor, Psychological Sciences Department

503-838-9458 | ouradav@wou.edu
TH 333

At WOU since

09/19/2018

Hobbies

Quilting, rose gardening

Hometown

Beavercreek, OR

Office Hours

MonTuesWedsThursFri
1:00 - 3:00 1:00 - 3:00  
My office hours are either Monday OR Wednesday of each week.

Course schedule

Spring 2020
CRNCourseTitleTimesLocation
30205 GERO120 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I - ONLINE CRS

Education

2012   Doctor of Philosophy, Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Gerontology, Oregon State University.

2009   Master of Science, Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Gerontology, Oregon State University.

1987   Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, University of Maryland

1983   Bachelor of Science, General Science, Oregon State University

 

Professional experience

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • 2018 – present, Adjunct non-tenure track assistant professor of Gerontology, Western Oregon University
  • 2017 – present, Adjunct Instructor, Linn Benton Community College.
  • 2016 – 2018, Adjunct Instructor, Marylhurst University.
  • 2010 – 2016, Assistant Professor, Pacific University, School of Physical Therapy.
  • 1994 – 2010, Adjunct Instructor, Pacific University, School of Physical Therapy.
  • 2009 – 2010, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Oregon State University.
  • 2005 – 2008, Graduate Research Assistant, Oregon State University.

 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

  • 1988 – 2004, Staff Physical Therapist, Salem Hospital, Salem, OR.
  • 1987 – 1988, Staff Physical Therapist, Montebello Rehabilitation Hospital, Baltimore, MD   

 

 

Graduate courses taught

At Marylhurst University:

  • GER 530 Fundamentals of Gerontology 
  • GER 537 Senior Power, Politics, and Policy Social Systems in Later Life 
  • GER 534 Social Systems in Later Life 

At Pacific University:

  • DPT 520 and DPT 522 Rehabilitation Neuroscience I & II
  • DPT 540 Patient Assessment, Intervention, & Therapeutic Modalities
  • DPT 646 Amputation Rehabilitation
  • DPT 645 Orthotics and Prosthetics

 

 

Undergraduate courses taught

At Western Oregon University:

  • GERO 120 Medical Terminology
  • GERO 360 Cognitive and Physical Changes with Aging 

At Linn Benton Community College:

  • HDFS 201 Contemporary Families in the U. S.

At Marylhurst University:

  • GERO 430 Fundamentals of Gerontology 
  • GERO 437 Senior Power, Politics, and Policy Social Systems in Later Life 
  • GERO 434 Social Systems in Later Life 

 

Publications and Presentations

Ourada, V. E. Z. & Walker, A. J. (2014).  A comparison of physical health outcomes for caregiving parents and caregiving adult children.  Family Relations, 63, 163 - 177.

 Pilolla, K. D., Bryant, T. K., Manore, M. M., Donatelle, R. J., Jaboson, J. M., Ourada, V. E. Z. (2008).  A pilot study: Impact of a non-weight loss intervention, focused on changing diet and physical activity (PA) behaviors, in midlife women at risk for metabolic syndrome (MetS). The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 22.

Ourada, V.E.Z. (2014, April). Insights into care provision to family caregivers. Poster presentation at the Oregon Physical Therapy Association Spring Conference, Portland, Oregon.

Ourada. V. & Walker, A. (2012, October). Physical health outcomes of parents versus adult child caregivers. Poster presentation at Oregon Public Health Association Annual Conference, Corvallis, OR.

Ourada, V., Walker, A., Jabson, J., Donatelle, R., Manore, M., Pilolla, K., & Bryant, T. (2012, March). How women negotiate their health choices around family responsibilities. Poster presentation at Oregon Physical Therapy Association Spring Meeting, Portland, OR.

          Ourada, V. & Walker, A. (2011, November). Health outcomes of parent versus adult child caregivers.  Paper presented at National Council of Family Relations Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Donatelle, R., Jabson, J., Walker, A., Ourada, V., Champeau, D., Henning, M., & Toyokawa, N. (2008, October). The role of social support and social networks in breast cancer survivor coping, quality of life, and perceived health outcomes: The international dragon-boater experience.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA.

   Donatelle, R., Manore, M., Jabson, J., Ourada, V., Walker, A., Pilolla, K., & Bryant, T. (2008, October). Behavioral approaches for risk reduction in middle-aged women with MetS: A pilot study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA.

                    Ourada, V., Walker, A., Donatelle, R., Manore, M., Jabson, J., Pilolla, K., & Bryant, T. (2007, November). How women negotiate family and personal health needs.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of National Council on Family Relations, Pittsburgh, PA.

                    Levaro, E., Walker, A., Allen, K., Ourada, V., Toyokawa, N., Hirayama, R., & Hall, B. (2007, November). No ordinary woman: Adult daughters talk about their mothers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of National Council on Family Relations, Pittsburgh, PA.

Ourada, V., Allen, K., Walker, A., & Levaro, E. (2006, November). Old   Women’s Reflections of Themselves as Mothers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

Professional memberships

Gerontological Society of America

National Council of Family Relations 

  • National Council of Family Relations, Family and Health Section
  • National Council of Family Relations, Feminism and Family Section

American Physical Therapy Association




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