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Department of Occupational Therapy

Elizabeth (Beth) Marfeo

Associate Professor
Associate Professor, Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Director, Health & Productive Aging Lab

Elizabeth Marfeo

Elizabeth (Beth) Marfeo

Associate Professor
Associate Professor, Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Director, Health & Productive Aging Lab

Phone 617-627-1151
Collaborative Learning & Innovation Complex (CLIC)
574 Boston Ave, Medford, MA 02155
Education: 
Boston University School of Public Health (PhD—Health Services Research)
Yale University (MPH—Health Policy)
Medical College of Georgia (BS—Occupational Therapy)
Expertise: 

Health outcomes measurement development, work disability, productive aging, health policy

Research Interests: 

Dr. Marfeo is an Assistant Professor within the Tufts University Occupational Therapy Department and Assistant Professor at Tufts University Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Dr. Marfeo is also the Director of the Health & Productive Aging Lab at Tufts University. Dr. Marfeo’s research interests include health outcomes measurement development, work disability, and productive aging across the adult lifespan. Specifically, Dr. Marfeo implements both quantitative and qualitative approaches to investigate the interactions between environmental demands, adaptations, and aging affects a person’s participation in productive activities and community engagement. Dr. Marfeo’s research specialization and clinical background as an occupational therapist allows her to bridge gaps between health services research and clinical applications of that research. Dr. Marfeo’s approach to research integrates paradigms of disability, aging, public health, and rehabilitation research.

Teaching/Courses Taught: 
Clinical Research (OTS 209)
Occupation & Adaptation—Adult Years (OTS 107)
Disability & Health Seminar (OTS 110)