Beth Fields, PhD, OTR/L is an occupational therapist and an assistant professor in the Occupational Therapy Program, Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research program addresses two foci: 1) animal-assisted approaches for aging adults with chronic conditions, and 2) systems and methods designed to improve person and family-centered geriatric care. She has expertise in mixed methods, health systems conceptual frameworks, qualitative methods, and multilevel statistical methods and models. Fields has published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias, and the Journal of Families, Systems, & Health. She is an active member of the American Hippotherapy Association, Gerontological Society of America, and Academy Health. As part of the American Hippotherapy Association, Fields co-leads the Research Committee and has completed several education courses including the Level I Hippotherapy Treatment Principles and the Neuro Connection. She is committed to growing interdisciplinary collaborations to advance her research efforts and help transform quality occupational therapy service delivery.