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Mary C. Lawlor, BS, Med

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    Mary Lawlor is known for her work in the areas of pediatric occupational therapy, maternal and child health, family-centered care, interdisciplinary models of service delivery, and ethnographic research. She graduated magna cum laude from Boston University in Occupational Therapy and received her master's degree in Education from Harvard University. She earned her Sc.D. in Therapeutic Studies from Boston University, and is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She is currently Principal Investigator for an interdisciplinary longitudinal ethnographic research project funded by the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health. The study involves African-American children with special health care needs, their families and the practitioners who serve them. She has also received grants from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the U.S. Department of Education, and the American Occupational Therapy Foundation.

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    Boundary Crossings: Re-Situating Cultural Competence
    NIH/NICHD R01HD038878Sep 28, 2000 - May 31, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Newman RM, Alfano CM, Radomski MV, Pergolotti M, Wolf TJ, Sleight AG, Bryant AL, Voelbel GT, de Moor JS, Nitkin R, Daniels E, Braveman B, Walker RK, Williams GR, Winters-Stone KM, Cheville AL, Campbell SE, Lawlor MC, King AA, Ness KK, Srivastava P, Lyons KD. Catalyzing Research to Optimize Cancer Survivors' Participation in Work and Life Roles. OTJR (Thorofare N J). 2019 May 03; 1539449219844749. PMID: 31046601.
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    2. Solomon O, Lawlor MC. Beyond V40.31: Narrative Phenomenology of Wandering in Autism and Dementia. Cult Med Psychiatry. 2018 Jun; 42(2):206-243. PMID: 29368117.
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    3. Solomon O, Angell AM, Yin L, Lawlor MC. "You Can Turn off the Light If You'd Like": Pediatric Health Care Visits for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder as an Interactional Achievement. Med Anthropol Q. 2015 Dec; 29(4):531-55. PMID: 26332032.
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    4. Solomon O, Lawlor MC. "And I look down and he is gone": narrating autism, elopement and wandering in Los Angeles. Soc Sci Med. 2013 Oct; 94:106-14. PMID: 23890970; PMCID: PMC3788703.
    5. Jacobs L, Lawlor M, Mattingly C. I/We narratives among African American families raising children with special needs. Cult Med Psychiatry. 2011 Mar; 35(1):3-25. PMID: 21161570.
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    6. Lawlor MC. Autism and Anthropology? Ethos. 2010 Mar; 38(1):167-171. PMID: 20689720.
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    7. Lawlor MC. The significance of being occupied: the social construction of childhood occupations. Am J Occup Ther. 2003 Jul-Aug; 57(4):424-34. PMID: 12911084.
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    8. Lawlor MC. Gazing anew: the shift from a clinical gaze to an ethnographic lens. Am J Occup Ther. 2003 Jan-Feb; 57(1):29-39. PMID: 12549888.
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    9. Mattingly C, Lawlor M, Jacobs-Huey L. Narrating September 11: Race, Gender, and the Play of Cultural Identities. Am Anthropol. 2002 Sep; 104(3):743-753. PMID: 20706602.
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    10. Mattingly C, Lawlor M. The Fragility of Healing. Am Anthropol. 2001 Mar 01; 29(1):30-57. PMID: 20930950.
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    11. Lawlor MC, Mattingly CF. Beyond the unobtrusive observer: reflections on researcher-informant relationships in urban ethnography. Am J Occup Ther. 2001 Mar-Apr; 55(2):147-54. PMID: 11761129.
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    12. Mattingly C, Lawlor M. Learning from Stories: Narrative Interviewing in Cross-cultural Research. Scand J Occup Ther. 2000 Jan; 7(1):4-14. PMID: 21399739.
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    13. Lawlor MC, Mattingly CF. The complexities embedded in family-centered care. Am J Occup Ther. 1998 Apr; 52(4):259-67. PMID: 9544351.
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    14. Lawlor MC, Henderson A. A descriptive study of the clinical practice patterns of occupational therapists working with infants and young children. Am J Occup Ther. 1989 Nov; 43(11):755-64. PMID: 2481399.
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