Miriam Monahan is the founder and director of the Driver Rehabilitation Institute and a leader in the field of cognition and driving.
Dr. Monahan is a licensed Occupational Therapist, Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist, and Licensed Driving School Instructor.
Dr. Monahan has been practicing in the field of driver rehabilitation since 1998 in a variety of settings including hospitals, private practice, and research.
In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Monahan is Adjunct Professor at Dominican University's Department of Occupational Therapy, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida, Instructor at Western University's Master of clinical science in Driving Rehabilitation Program, and Chief Science Officer at Drive Focus.
Dr. Monahan founded the Driver Rehabilitation Institute in 2005 to further research, education, and innovation in the field of driver rehabilitation. In 2013 she developed Drive Focus, a cognitive training tool that assists individuals with neurological conditions such as stroke, autism, and PTSD, as well as beginner drivers.
Dr. Monahan lectures and consults extensively on the topic of driver rehabilitation, both locally and internationally to medical professionals, government agencies, law enforcement, educational institutions and others. She has (co)authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and textbook chapters on various aspects of driver rehabilitation. She has (co)authored multiple courses for the American Occupational Therapy Association on the topic of driving for adolescents with special needs. She was awarded the 2013 Scholar Award by the Association of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists and 2005 Clinical Practice Award by the Vermont Occupational Therapy Association
Dr. Monahan has also served as public relations chair for the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED). She has participated in National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) funded projects to educate law enforcement personnel about the impact of medical conditions on driving. She has also developed guidelines for state motor vehicle departments on medical conditions and driving.
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