Shana Cerny holds a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She completed training from Texas Christian University to become a Trust-Based Relational Intervention® Educator, and was appointed with Board Certification in Pediatrics from the American Occupational Therapy Association. She has clinical experience in the areas of early intervention, school-based services, pediatric rehab, and community mental health. Shana currently teaches in the occupational therapy doctorate program at the University of South Dakota.

She teach primarily in the areas of pediatric development, pediatric assessment and intervention, interruptions to childhood and adolescent occupations, common conditions in pediatric occupational therapy, and trauma-informed care in pediatrics. Her scholarly interests and publications are in the areas of children’s subjective wellbeing, promotion of childhood mental health, human trafficking recovery, and interprofessional education.