ANNE V. KIRBY portrait
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
  • Associate Professor, Occupational & Recreational Therapies
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Professional Service

  • American Journal of Occupational Therapy. Special Issue Guest Co-Editor. 05/03/2021 - present
  • Several professional journals (related to occupational therapy, autism). Peer Reviewer. 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021
  • American Occupational Therapy Association. Role: Task Force Member. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force. 06/2020 - 06/30/2021
  • Autism in Adulthood. Guest Editor, Special Issue. 04/2020 - 01/2021
  • Several professional journals (related to occupational therapy, autism). Peer Reviewer. 01/2020 - 12/2020
  • Several professional journals (related to occupational therapy, autism, or suicide). Role: Reviewer. Peer Reviewer. 01/01/2019 - present
  • Autism in Adulthood. Role: Deputy Editor. Adjudicate manuscripts, assist in creating . 11/01/2018 - present
  • American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Manuscript reviewer. 08/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
  • Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Manuscript reviewer. 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
  • PLOS One. Manuscript reviewer. 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
  • American Occupational Therapy Association. Role: People Power Co-Chair. Local Conference Committee. 11/01/2017 - 04/30/2018
  • American Journal of Speech Language Pathology. Role: Manuscript reviewer. Peer review. 04/10/2017 - 09/20/2017
  • International Journal of Developmental Disabilities. Role: Manuscript reviewer. Peer review. 01/18/2017 - 06/22/2017
  • Utah Occupational Therapy Association. Role: Treasurer. Executive Board. 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2018

Internal Service

  • Department Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Committee. Member, 04/01/2021 - present. Department service.
  • University Teaching Committee. Member, 08/2020 - present. University service.
  • Women's Week Planning Committee. Member, 08/2020 - 04/2021. University service.
  • Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD) University of Utah Chapter. Faculty advisor, 07/2020 - present. Department service.
  • Reviewer, University of Utah School of Medicine Research Incentive Seed Grant. 04/2020 - 05/01/2020. University service.
  • Reviewer, University of Utah 3i Initiative COVID-19 Seed Grant. 04/2020 - 05/01/2020. University service.
  • Women in Health, Medicine & Science (WiHMS). Steering Committee Member, 02/2020 - present. University service.
  • VPCAT Alumni Advisory Committee. Invited member, 04/30/2019 - present. University service.
  • Career-line faculty search committee. Member, 02/01/2019 - 06/28/2019. Department service.
  • Research Space Task Force. Invited Member, 01/08/2018 - 12/31/2018. College service.
  • College Council. Member (OTRT Representative), 08/14/2017 - 08/2020. College service.
  • OTRT Career Line Faculty Promotion Committee. Voting Member, 03/01/2017 - 03/16/2017. Department service.

Honors & Awards

  • Vitae Scholar Award. University of Utah Health, 12/08/2021
  • Special Interest Section Quarterly Excellence in Writing Award. American Occupational Therapy Association, 04/16/2021
  • Annual Meeting Travel Award. Psychiatric Research Society, 03/08/2019
  • New Investigator Award. College of Health, 04/18/2018
  • Graduate of VPCAT Scholars Program. Vice President's Clinical and Translational (VPCAT) Scholars Program, 12/15/2017
  • Cordelia Myer Best AJOT Article Award. American Occupational Therapy Association, 04/09/2016
  • Herbert Prehm Student Award, best student presentation related to autism and developmental disabilities. Council for Exceptional Children, 04/2014
  • Ying-Chiong Hu Summer Research Fellowship. University of North Carolina Graduate School, 04/2014
  • David Zeaman Student Award, high quality student presentation. Gatlinburg Conference, 03/2014
  • Doctoral Merit Assistantship. University of North Carolina Graduate School, 08/2011

In the Media

  • University of Utah Health Press Panel on Mental Health and Bullying (picked up by several outlets) • https://www.kuer.org/education/2021-11-16/utah-mental-health-experts-discuss-the-impacts-and-best-responses-to-bullying • https://www.ksl.com/article/50284881/race-disabilities-impact-bullying-and-suicide-rates-experts-say • https://kslnewsradio.com/1959611/davis-school-district-will-investigate-suicide-of-autistic-girl/ • https://ksltv.com/476869/university-of-utah-study-experts-say-early-positive-education-culture-of-kindness-can-combat-bullying/. 11/16/2021.
  • Glass Half Full Podcast Interview . 10/2020. https://glasshalffullot.com/podcast/youth-suicide/
  • KSL (TV) Nightly News covered my research. 03/04/2019. https://ksltv.com/409298/women-autism-may-greater-...
  • Deseret News article covering my research. 03/03/2019. https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900058520/univ...
  • Interviewed on Utah Public Radio's "Undisciplined" show/podcast, Episode 33. 02/15/2019. https://www.upr.org/post/undisciplined-occupationa...
  • Other media coverage of my research included the Utah Free Press (https://utahfreepress.org/health/3-utah-suicide-two-in-one-day-average-one-in-two-days), OPEN MINDS Research News (https://www.openminds.com/market-intelligence/news/suicide-incidence-doubles-among-adults-with-autism-in-the-2013-to-2017-timeframe/), and the BLOOM Blog (http://bloom-parentingkidswithdisabilities.blogspot.com/2019/01/study-finds-higher-risk-of-suicide-in.html). 02/11/2019. http://bloom-parentingkidswithdisabilities.blogspo...
  • KSL (website) covered my research. 02/05/2019. https://www.ksl.com/article/46483752/u-researchers...
  • KUTV Interview about my research on Nightly News. 01/25/2019. https://kutv.com/news/local/suicide-rising-in-peop...
  • Ivanhoe Broadcasting Interview picked up by multiple outlets: • https://www.ivanhoe.com/medical-breakthroughs/dreams-and-fears-of-autistic-teens/ • https://www.ivanhoe.com/interview/dreams-and-fears-of-autistic-teens-in-depth-expert-interview/ • https://www.texomashomepage.com/health/healthcast/healthcast-dreams-and-fears-of-teens-with-autism/1313433737 • https://www.waaytv.com/content/video/489653961.html • https://www.ksat.com/health/dreams-and-fears-of-autistic-teens • https://www.wndu.com/content/news/Dreams-and-fears-of-autistic-teens-488941451.html. 06/25/2018.
  • Sirius-XM "Doctor Radio" Interview (April 27, 2018: live recording). 04/27/2018.
  • Brief internal article explaining KL2 grant awarded April 2017. 05/25/2017. http://medicine.utah.edu/ccts/news/2017/05/ccts-kl...
  • University of Utah Scope Radio. 04/29/2016. http://healthcare.utah.edu/the-scope/shows.php?sho...
  • New York Magazine: Science of Us article featuring published research. 04/20/2015. http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2015/04/kids-with-aut...