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Department of Occupational Therapy

Kathryn Colleran

Lecturer

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Kathryn Colleran

Lecturer

Phone 617-627-5720
Collaborative Learning & Innovation Complex (CLIC)
574 Boston Ave, Medford, MA 02155
Biography: 

I currently practice in adult acute rehabilitation for individuals with varying physical conditions and impairments. I have experience working in acute mental health with adolescents, adults, and older adults. 

Education: 
O.T.D., Tufts University
M.S. in Occupational Therapy, Tufts University
B.S. in Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Research Interests: 

My O.T.D research focused on the development of an oral health screener that can be used by occupational therapists in a mental health setting. The aims of my research were to identify if the screener would identify individuals at risk for poor oral health, if occupational therapists were willing to administer this tool, and if they found this tool useful in developing interventions focused on oral health. I have experience working in acute mental health as well as adult acute rehabilitation. 

Selected Honors and Awards: 
  • Beckenstein Family Endowment Award, 2019
  • Joy Ann Greisen Scholarship Award, 2017