Research/Areas of Interest:

Board Certification in Pediatrics (BCP) 2012-2022, American Occupational Therapy Association
Occupational therapy evaluation and intervention in pediatrics, particularly contextual and strengths-based services


Evaluation, including strengths-based evaluation, occupation-based evaluation, context & environment
Intervention, including models of occupation-based service provision, contextual services, collaboration, strengths-based, least restrictive environment
Program development, including systems approaches, strengths-based, mindfulness, social-emotional regulation, physical literacy
Teaching and Learning

Models of professional development, andragogy, self-regulated learning
Project-based learning, technology in teaching and learning, using visual analog scales in course evaluation, concept mapping
Online teaching and learning, course design (F2F, hybrid, online)


  • OTD, Tufts University, Medford, United States, 2011
  • MS in Therapeutic Studies, Boston University, Boston, United States, 1987
  • BS, Utica College, Utica, United States, 1980