In addition to serving as Department Chair and Professor of Health Studies in the College of Health Professions at Pace University, Dr. Bear-Lehman serves as an adjunct associate professor in the NYU College of Dentistry Psychosocial Research Unit on Health, Aging, and the Community. Dr. Bear-Lehman's clinical and scholarship specialties are in orthopedics, upper limb rehabilitation, work reentry, and functional performance measurement. She held faculty positions in occupational therapy at New York University, Columbia University, the University of Toronto and at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She has over 80 publications in refereed journals and textbooks. Her research enterprise centers around upper limb assessment and intervention with a focus on the hand and spanning different populations. She was a co-investigator in a National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Aging (NIH/NIA) grant studying the cognitive and physical bases of disablement in adults, and has secured CTSI (Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute) funding and Foundation grant monies to move this research forward. Dr. Bear-Lehman has continually served as a Principal Investigator (PI), Co-PI or as a member of executive advisory boards on externally funded federal grants for the last two decades.