Overview

Lecturer, Respiratory Therapy

431B Atwell Hall
453 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Phone 614-292-8445

Email rebecca.oppermann@osumc.edu

Professional Areas of Interest

  • Respiratory Therapy Education
  • Adult and Neonatal/Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation
  • Adult and Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Therapy

Research Focus Areas

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication Development
  • Disease Management
  • Peer Teaching/Tutoring

Recent Publications

Oppermann, R, Dunlevy, C, Sergakis, G, Varekojis, S. “Improving Critical Thinking Skills of Undergraduate Respiratory Therapy Students Through the Use of a Student-Developed, Online Respiratory Disease Management Database.” Respiratory Care Education Annual. Vol 26, (Sept 2017): 11-17 (Published).

Oppermann, R., Divens, C., Sturbleng, E., Rohaley, H., Toh, X., Bailey, Z., Varekojis, S. “A Descriptive Study on Communication Skills of First Year Undergraduate Respiratory Therapy Students.” Respiratory Care Education Annual. Vol 28, (Sept 2019).

Recent Presentations

Oppermann, R, Dunlevy, C, Sergakis, G, Varekojis, S. “Improving Critical Thinking Skills of Undergraduate Respiratory Therapy Students Through the Use of a Student-Developed, Online Respiratory Disease Management Database.” Presented at the 2017 AARC Congress Open Forum, Indianapolis, Indiana (October 2017)

Oppermann, R., Divens, C., Sturbleng, E., Rohaley, H., Toh, X., Bailey, Z., Varekojis, S. “A Descriptive Study on Communication Skills of First Year Undergraduate Respiratory Therapy Students.” Presented at the 2018 AARC Congress Open Forum, Las Vegas, Nevada (December 2018)

Courses Taught

  • HRS 2200
  • HRS 2530
  • RT 4400
  • RT 4410
  • RT 4430
  • RT 4320
  • RT 4475
  • RT 4500
  • RT 4593

Education

2014, MS in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University

2007, BS in Respiratory Therapy, The Ohio State University