Christine R. Berg, PhD
Christine R. Berg, PhD, associate professor of occupational therapy and of neurology, is honored for her outstanding work to inspire generations of students to strengthen the St. Louis community. Over the course of three decades, Berg has partnered with more than 100 local agencies, challenging her students to collaborate with these agencies to strengthen such services as health and wellness programs; children, youth, adult and older-adult activities; and volunteer programs.
She has the distinction of leading the faculty in forming community-university alliances to benefit the underserved. Student partnerships with local agencies familiarize everyone with the role and potential impact of occupational therapists in efforts to improve and implement programs that raise the quality of life for local populations.
Berg has earned many honors for her work. They include the Bernard Becker Medical Library’s Community Spirit Award, the American Occupational Therapy Association Roster of Fellows Award and the Teaching Excellence Award from the Program in Occupational Therapy.
Berg earned her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy at Tufts University in 1976 and her master’s degree in occupational therapy at Boston University in 1980. She joined the Washington University faculty in 1987 and earned a doctoral degree from the Brown School in 1999.