Caryn Husman

Caryn Husman, M.S., OTR/L

Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Health, Wellness, and Occupational Studies


Harold Alfond Forum 262
Biddeford Campus

Caryn Husman is Director and Assistant Clinical Professor of Health, Wellness and Occupational Studies. Caryn teaches courses related to human occupation and wellness such as Health and Wellness in an Aging Society, Research Methods, Occupational Science, and Disability Studies. As an occupational therapist, Caryn has worked with individuals across the lifespan in home, community and medical settings. She is most interested in working with young children who experience difficulty with social, emotional and behavioral performance. 



M.S. in Occupational Therapy
B.S. in Health Science

Board Certifications and Licenses



Selected publications

Husman, C.B. (2014). History and Philosophy. In Jacobs, MacRae & Sladyk (Eds.), Occupational Therapy Essentials for Clinical Competence. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc.

Kimball, J., Birstler, C., Frank, E., & Woods, M. (2012). Relationships among sensory processing styles, personality traits, and body mass index; A pilot study. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 28(1), 72-87.

Birstler-Husman, C. & Steva, B. (2011) Instrumental Activities of Daily Living. In Soloman & O’Brien (Ed.), Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants. St. Louis, Mosby Elsevier.