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Charles Harvey Christiansen

Charles Harvey Christiansen, American occupational therapist, educator, consultant. Registered occupational therapist, United States, Canada.


  • Christiansen, Charles Harvey was born on August 9, 1947 in Fort Gulick, Canal Zone, Panama. Son of Charles L. and Ruth Marian (Rankin) Christiansen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University North Dakota, 1970. Master of Arts, Ball State University, 1974. Doctor of Education, University Houston, 1979.


    • Chairman, director University Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 1979-1983. Professor, chairman University Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 1983-1989. Professor, director School Rehabilitation Sciences University British Columbia, Vancouver, 1989-1993.

      Dean University Texas, Galveston, since 1993, George T. Bryan Distinguished professor school allied health science, since 1993. Honorary professor University Queensland, Australia, since 2005.

    Major achievements

    • Registered occupational therapist, United States, Canada.


    • Occupational Therapy: Performance, Participation, and Well-Being
    • Occupational Therapy: Performance, Participation, and Well-Being, Fourth Edition, is a comprehensive occupational therapy text that introduces students to core knowledge in the profession and the foundations of practice—the occupations, person factors, and environment factors that support performance, participation, and well-being.
    • Introduction to Occupation: The Art of Science and Living (2nd Edition)
    • The second edition of Introduction to Occupation: The Art and Science of Living, presents the latest knowledge about occupation so that each of us around the world may understand how to seize and harvest our days for health, well-being, happiness and the development of more just and peaceful societies.


    Board directors American Occupational Therapy Foundation, Rockville, Maryland, since 1989. Fellow: American Occupational Therapy Association (treasurer 1986-1989, board directors 1986-1989, vice president since 2004, Eleanor Clarke Siegle Lectureship 1999). Member: Society for Study of Occupation United States of America, American Congress Rehabilitation Medicine, Human Factors Society, Canada Association Occupational Therapists, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Eta, Pi Theta Epsilon.



    Art collecting, camping, tennis, hiking, fly fishing.


    • Married Carol Rae Satrom, June 7, 1969 (divorced March 1980). 1 child, Carrie Renee. Married Pamela Ann Morgan, January 1, 1984.

      Children: Erik Anders, Kalle Evan.
    • father: Charles L. Christiansen
    • mother: Ruth Marian (Rankin) Christiansen
    • spouses: Carol Rae Satrom
    • Pamela Ann Morgan
    • children: Carrie Renee Christiansen
    • Erik Anders Christiansen
    • Kalle Evan Christiansen
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    Born August 9, 1947
    (age 70)