Last updated on October 6th, 2022 at 03:45 pm
Dr. Laura Moore is a Pennsylvania native and Occupational Therapist who grew up working on her family’s beef farms. Her interest in rural health stems from observing her own father’s experiences as a disabled farmer, and the particular challenges he faced while accessing healthcare and managing his health in a rural setting.
During her graduate education at the University of Pittsburgh, Laura was a PA AHEC Scholar where she gained advanced training to work with underserved and rural populations and began to delve into her passion for the intersection of disability and agriculture. Laura’s practice is rooted in her background in mental health with a B.A. in Psychology & Spanish from Bucknell University. Laura is also the author of Cultivating Farmers’ Health: A Toolkit for Clinicians , a set of clinical practice guidelines developed to provide clinicians with the strategies and information they need to increase quality and access to care for farmers and agricultural workers.
As an Occupational Therapist, Laura’s main goal in practice is to help people live healthy, fulfilling lives, with a focus on promoting the ability to participate in life occupations (i.e. farming), and she is excited to continue working with the agriculture community as a TFH Coach!