Research/Areas of Interest:

Professional communication, fieldwork education, professional development of emerging occupational therapists, interprofessional collaboration, complex medical pediatric occupational therapy, community-based practice


  • OTD, Tufts University, Medford, United States, 2018
  • MS in Occupational Therapy, Tufts University, Medford, United States, 2008
  • MA in Child Development, Tufts University, Medford, United States, 2003
  • BS in Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, United States, 2002


Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and Lecturer, Ryan has an MS in occupational therapy, a post-professional OTD, and an MA in Child Development from Tufts University. Ryan's clinical practice has specialized in evaluation and intervention for individuals with complex medical needs and significant cognitive impairments. Her clinical experience spans pediatric and physical dysfunction practice areas, including within physical medicine, private special education day school, adult day habilitation, and community based occupational therapy practice. As an occupational therapy supervisor, she has experience in occupational therapy management and interprofessional team management, as well as expertise in staff development and fieldwork education.