• Additional Titles:Assistant Professor, Dept of Anatomy and Neurobiology, BU School of Medicine
  • Education:BS in Occupational Therapy, Boston University Sargent College, 1990
    MEd in Education, Northeastern University, 1997
    PhD in Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine, 2005
  • Office:MED: 72 East Concord Street
  • Phone:617-414-2339

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests

  • Dr. Pessina received her BS in Occupational Therapy from Boston University, followed by a Master’s in Education from Northeastern University, and a PhD in Anatomy and Neurobiology from Boston University School of Medicine. She has extensive teaching experience in Anatomy at Boston University School of Medicine and at Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.
  • Her thesis research focused on the effects of hormone replacement therapy on the structure and function of the female reproductive system. Currently, she is pursuing research related to the return of motor function after cortical injury in a primate model. Dr. Pessina continues clinical work in the area of upper extremity rehabilitation at Massachusetts General Hospital and her clinical research addresses functional outcomes after hand injuries.

MSOT Courses Taught

Gross Human Anatomy prereq course (summer online)


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