Sally Wasmuth’s background is in African-American studies, philosophical studies of biology and occupational therapy. Her research focuses on translational and implementation science, particularly in the areas of occupation-based intervention for addictive disorders and dual-diagnosis. She is involved in several arts-based recovery initiatives, including the use of theatre as both a therapeutic intervention and a means of stimulating community conversations on critical topics including the opioid crisis and health care inequities related to race.
Areas of Expertise
Stigma, substance use disorder recovery, addiction-as-occupation, theatre-based stigma reduction, participatory theatre, mental health, narrative-based assessment and intervention, philosophical anthropology, philosophy of biology, implementation science, translational science.
Video: Veterans discover relief from PTSD through theatre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJtG3w7Qoa4&feature=youtu.be Recovery in Appalachia (NPR): https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/12/06/785160143/a-new-start-in-recovery-and-learning-to-make-musical-instruments-in-appalachia Podcast, “Recovery Talks”: https://www.fairbankscd.org/recovery-talks-spirit-place-performance-depicts-true-stories-of-addiction-and-recovery/ Theater helping recovery: https://www.wfyi.org/news/articles/playing-a-new-roleon-stagecan-help-people-stay-in-recovery-from-addiction Health inequity for African American women: https://www.wfyi.org/news/articles/play-explores-health-inequity-for-african-american-women