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