Joan Rogers, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is a prolific author, a researcher, an educator, a practitioner, and a provocateur. Through her writings and testimonies, she advocates for and leads occupational therapy toward an evidence-based and science-driven profession grounded in our core philosophy. Rogers argued against using the medical model in occupational therapy, and in her 1983 Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture, introduced the concept of clinical reasoning to the profession. She envisioned the efficacy of occupational therapy interventions to lie in the science, ethics, and art of the occupational therapy process. Rogers also has conducted research used in Congressional testimony to justify Medicare payment for patients with dementia. Read Rogers’ Slagle Lecture.