Sandra M. Espín-Tello, Ph.D., has a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy, a master’s degree in social gerontology, and a Ph.D. in health sciences from Universidad de Zaragoza in Zaragoza, Spain. Her doctoral thesis explored the influence of functional capacity on self-esteem in adults and young people with cerebral palsy.
In 2015, she spent three months as a visiting researcher at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, where she researched participation of children with cerebral palsy and reviewed the adaptation of the European Child Environment Questionnaire for adults.
In 2017, Espín-Tello began work as a Clinical Trial Assistant in Contract Research Organization in Madrid, and in 2018 she joined Dr. Stark’s Participation, Environment and Performance Laboratory in the Program in Occupational Therapy in Washington University for her postdoctoral fellowship and joined the CEDAR Midwest team. After completing her fellowship, Sandra returned to Spain to work at the University of the Basque Country, where she continues to collaborate with CEDAR Midwest.
Her research interests include promoting the community participation of adults aging with long-term disability.