Occupational Therapy

Faculty & Staff

Loree Pryor

Loree E. Pryor, OTD, OTR
Associate Professor of Instruction

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1142

P: 409-772-3077
F: 409-747-1615
E: lepryor@utmb.edu

Teaching Areas of Interest

Mental Health and Wellness, Communication and Interaction Skills, Health Promotion, and Geriatrics

Research Interests

Quality of life, resilience, mental health and wellness across the lifespan, program development and education in emerging areas of practice including primary care, community practice, and resilience and social connectedness in healthcare professionals, veterans and active military, first responders, law enforcement, and emergency dispatchers.


Loree Pryor, OTD, OTR is an Associate Professor of Instruction in the Department of Occupational Therapy (OT) in the School of Health Professions (SHP) at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). She received her Bachelor of Arts in Maritime Studies from Texas A & M at Galveston, her Master of Occupational Therapy from UTMB, and her Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate (PP-OTD) from UTMB.

Dr. Pryor has clinical experience in geriatric psychiatry, acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, and primary care settings. She is the director of OT services at St. Vincent’s Clinic where she provides clinical educational experiences to students and occupational therapy services to the underserved population. She facilities OT involvement in the following areas in addition to the outpatient OT clinic: Interprofessional (IP) Clinic, Comprehensive Heart Failure (HF) Clinic, Diabetes Clinic, and the Post-COVID clinic. Additionally, she provides OT services at Grace Clinic (St. Vincent’s mobile clinic held at Galveston Central Church). She strives to provide supportive learning environment for students while modeling best practices.

As a former first responder, Dr. Pryor has a keen interest in promoting wellness in those that serve the public. She develops and implements resilience, leadership, and injury prevention programming for local first responder agencies, and law enforcement groups, school age children and adolescents, and local businesses. She works with numerous community partners to promote health and wellness in the local community.

Dr. Pryor has a passion for promoting wellness and believes that individuals should be empowered with knowledge and skills, which will allow them to take ownership of their own lives and build a life of meaning and purpose.

Dr. Pryor teaches Use of Self and Groups, Level I Community Fieldwork at St. Vincent’s, Level I Mental Health Fieldwork, Mental Health Practice, and Mental Health and Cognition Lab.

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