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Department: Occupational Therapy

Department: Occupational Therapy

Combined Doctor of Occupational Therapy/PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences (OTD/PhD)

The Occupational Therapy department offers a 6-year combined Doctor of Occupational Therapy/PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences (OTD/PhD) Program for students with exceptional academic promise and strong motivation for a career in research. This program builds on the professional education in the Entry-Level OTD program, providing students PhD training to pursue a research and academic career. Developed […]

Jessica DeMarinis Asiello, OTD, OT, OTR

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests Asiello currently practices in acute care at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA Her professional interests include neurological rehabilitation, OT in acute care and in the ICU, the transition to adulthood for youth with disabilities, health policy and administration, and evidence-based practice. She has published in OT Practice and the […]

Neeha Patel, OTD, OTR/L

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests Neeha Patel, OTD, OTR/L, works in pediatric private practice in New York City. Patel has worked with children – from birth through adolescence – and their families in a wide variety of settings, including sensory gyms, home and center based early intervention, public and private schools, early childhood mental health, […]

Nicole Villegas, OTD, OTR/L

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests Nicole Villegas’ practice promotes social justice and wellness through occupational therapy approaches in academic, primary care, and workplace settings. Her clinical career began in non-profit community-based HIV care, and has expanded to interprofessional integrative teams. Nicole is the creator and founder of the TASC – Taking Action for Self-Care – […]

John C. Kramer, PhD

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests John Kramer received his PhD in Disability Studies in 2009, with his work interests addressing the mutual support roles of siblings in aging families and issues of future planning for people with Intellectual Disabilities and Disability Studies critiques of family disability research. He is experienced in qualitative research design, implementation, […]