Tracy Chippendale, PhD, OTR/L

Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy


  • PhD New York University, Occupational Therapy
  • MA New York University, Occupational Therapy
  • BS Queen’s University (Ontario, Canada), Occupational Therapy

Research Interests

  • Interventions that enable elders to remain in their own home or “Age in Place”, including non-pharmacological interventions for depressive symptoms and interventions to increase the healthcare workforce in geriatrics
  • Impact of the neighborhood environment on falls

Grants and Awards

  • 2013-2014: “Living legends: Education and inspiration for the next generation of health professionals.” Funder: Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation Role: PI Total budget: $20,000
  • 2012: “Life review through writing: Enhanced therapeutic benefits of an intergenerational exchange” (feasibility study) Funder: Summer Fellowship Faculty Research Award Committee (FRAC), Tufts University Role: PI Total budget $7,000
  • 2010-2011: “The effect of life review writing on depressive symptoms among elders” Funder: American Occupational Therapy Foundation Role: PI Total budget: $1,325

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