Journal Articles/Books

Cultural Competence

  • Almutairi, A. F., Dahinten, V. S., & Rodney, P. (2015). Almutairi’s Critical Cultural Competence model for a multicultural healthcare environment. Nursing inquiry, 22(4), 317-325.
  • Odawara, E. (2005). Cultural competency in occupational therapy: Beyond a cross-cultural view of practice. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 59(3), 325–334.
  • Grenier, M. L. (2020). Cultural competency and the reproduction of White supremacy in occupational therapy education. Health Education Journal, 79(6), 633-644.

Cultural Humility

  • Agner, J. (2020). Moving from cultural competence to cultural humility in occupational therapy: A paradigm shift. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74(4), 7404347010.

  • Danso, R. (2016). Cultural competence and cultural humility: A critical reflection on key cultural diversity concepts. Journal of Social Work, 1468017316654341.

  • Mosher, D. K., Hook, J. N., Captari, L. E., Davis, D. E., DeBlaere, C., & Owen, J. (2017). Cultural humility: A therapeutic framework for engaging diverse clients. Practice Innovations, 2(4), 221-233.

  • Owen, J., Drinane, J. M., Davis, D. E., Tao, K. W., Hook, J., & Foo Kune, N. (2016). Client perceptions of therapists’ multicultural orientation: Cultural (missed) opportunities and cultural humility. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 47(1), 30-37.

Cultural Responsiveness

  • Hass, M. R., & Abdou, A. S. (2019). Culturally Responsive Interviewing Practices. Contemporary School Psychology, 23(1), 47-56.

Intersections of Health & Culture

  • Davidson, R. J., & McEwen, B. S. (2012). Social influences on neuroplasticity: Stress and interventions to promote well-being. Nature Neuroscience , 15 (5), 689–695.
  • Fiscella, K., & Sanders, M. R. (2016). Racial and ethnic disparities in the quality of health care. Annual review of public health, 37, 375-394.
  • Fisher, S. (2005). The Canadian Occupational Performance Measure: Does it address the cultural occupations of ethnic minorities? The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(5), 224–234.
  • Fitzgerald, M. H. (2004). A dialogue on occupational therapy, culture, and families. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 58(5), 489–498.
  • Krahn, G. L., Walker, D. K., & Correa-De-Araujo, R. (2015). Persons with disabilities as an unrecognized health disparity population. American journal of public health, 105(S2), S198-S206
  • Magasi, S., & Hammel, J. (2009). Women with disabilities’ experiences in long-term care: A case for social justice. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63(1), 35–45.
  • Peterson, C. Q., & Nelson, D. L. (2003). Effect of an occupational intervention on printing in children with economic disadvantages. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57(2), 152–160.
  • Thomas, D. C., Elron, E., Stahl, G., Ekelund, B. Z., Ravlin, E. C., Cerdin, J.-L., Poelmans, S., Brislin, R., Pekerti, A., Maznevski, M., Au, K., & Lazarova, M. B. (2008). Cultural intelligence: Domain and assessment. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 8(2), 123–143.
  • Ware, N. C., Hopper, K., Tugenberg, T., Dickey, B., & Fisher, D. (2007). Connectedness and citizenship: Redefining social integration. Psychiatric Services , 58 (4), 469–474.
  • Wells, S., Black, R., & Gupta, J. (2016). Culture and occupation: Effectiveness for occupational therapy practice, education, and research. American Occupational Therapy Association.


  • Owen, J., Tao, K. W., Imel, Z. E., Wampold, B. E., & Rodolfa, E. (2014). Addressing racial and ethnic microaggressions in therapy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 45(4), 283-290.

  • Sue, D.W., Capodilupo, C.M., Torino, G.C., Bucceri, J.M., Holder, .A.M.B., Nadal, K.L, & Esquilin, M. (2007). Racial microaggressions in everyday life: Implications for clinical practice. American Psychologist, 62(4), 271-286. doi: 10.1037/0003-006X.62.4.271

  • Sue, D. W. (2010). Microaggressions in everyday life: Race, gender, and sexual orientation. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Social Determinants of Health

  • Adler, N. E., Cutler, D. M., Jonathan, J. E., Galea, S., Glymour, M., Koh, H. K., & Satcher, D. (2016). Addressing social determinants of health and health disparities.Vital Directions for Health and Health Care Initiative: National Academy of Medicine Perspectives
  • Butkus, R., Rapp, K., Cooney, T. G., & Engel, L. S. (2020). Envisioning a Better US Health Care System for All: Reducing Barriers to Care and Addressing Social Determinants of Health. Annals of Internal Medicine, 172(2 Supplement), S50-S59.
  • Kolak, M., Bhatt, J., Park, Y. H., Padrón, N. A., & Molefe, A. (2020). Quantification of neighborhood-level social determinants of health in the continental United States. JAMA network open, 3(1), e1919928-e1919928.

Occupational Justice

  • Aldrich, R. M., Laliberte Rudman, D., & Dickie, V. A. (2017). Resource seeking as an occupation: A critical and empirical exploration. American Journal of Occupational Therapy , 71 (3), 7103260010p1.
  • Bailliard, A. L., Dallman, A. R., Carroll, A., Lee, B. D., & Szendrey, S. (2020). Doing occupational justice: A central dimension of everyday occupational therapy practice. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 87(2), 144–152.
  • Beagan, B. L. (2020). Commentary on racism in occupational science. Journal of Occupational Science , 1-4.
  • Braveman, B., & Suarez-Balcazar, Y. (2009). Social justice and resource utilization in a community-based organization: A case illustration of the role of the occupational therapist. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63(1), 13–23.
  • Kronenberg, D. F. (2020). Commentary on JOS Editorial Board’s anti-racism pledge. Journal of Occupational Science , 1-6.
  • Laliberte Rudman, D. (2013). Enacting the critical potential of occupational science: Problematizing the ‘individualizing of occupation’. Journal of Occupational Science , 20 (4), 298–313.,803434
  • Paul-Ward, A. (2009). Social and occupational justice barriers in the transition from foster care to independent adulthood. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63(1), 81–88.
  • Riegel, S.K. , & Eglseder, K. (2009). Occupational justice as a quality indicator for occupational therapy services. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 23(4), 288–301.
  • Sakellariou, D., & Algado, S. S. (2006). Sexuality and disability: A case of occupational injustice. The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69(2), 69–76.
  • Townsend, E., & Wilcock, A. (2004). Occupational justice and client-centred practice: A dialogue in progress. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(2), 75–87.


Additional Resources

  • EthnoMed: Provides information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other topics related to the health care of immigrants to the US, many of whom are refugees.
  • Think Cultural Health: Features information, continuing education opportunities, resources, and more for health and health care professionals to learn about culturally and linguistically appropriate services, or CLAS.