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 […]

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 – […]