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Department of Occupational Therapy

Scott Trudeau

Ph.D., OT

Scott Trudeau

Ph.D., OT

Phone 617-627-5930
Collaborative Learning & Innovation Complex (CLIC)
574 Boston Ave, Medford, MA 02155
Biography: 

Scott A. Trudeau, Ph.D., OTR/L has taught course work related to occupational therapy in mental health, geriatrics, and clinical reasoning. As a lecturer at Tufts, Scott brought his many years of occupational therapy and administrative practice to the classroom, also drawing on his extensive experience in psychiatric and geriatric healthcare. Scott has moved on to serve as Productive Aging and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Program Manager at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Scott continues to be involved in our department and curriculum through mentorship activities of novice faculty and doctoral students as well as lecturing key course content.

Education: 
Ph.D., Boston College, Lynch School of Education (Higher Education Administration)
M.A., Tufts University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Post-Professional Occupational Therapy)
B.S., Tufts University, Arts and Sciences, (Occupational Therapy)
Expertise: 

Dr. Trudeau has studied the contributions that occupations make to maintaining elders in the community with enhanced quality of life. Scott's current work explores topics of home safety, personal care, the dynamics of care giving, and the role of lifelong learning for community dwelling elders. In his role at AOTA, Scott looks forward to advancing the role of occupational therapy as an essential primary care provider for older adults.

Research Interests: 

Scott's research interests center around factors contributing to successful aging, and issues of adaptation for elders with chronic illnesses like Alzheimer's disease.