Catherine V. Piersol, PhD, OTR/L

Contact Dr. Piersol

130 South 9th Street
Suite 644
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-9509
(215) 923-2475 fax


BS, Tufts University, Medford, MA
MS, Boston University, Boston, MA
PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy,
      Registered Occupational Therapist
Licensed Occupational Therapist, Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Professional Organizations

American Occupational Therapy Association
Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association
Gerontological Society of America
Editorial Board, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Textbook/Manuscript Reviewer, Slack, Incorporated

University Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of OT, 2014-present          Assistant Professor, Department of OT, 2008-2014           Clinical Director, Jefferson Elder Care, 2008                   Jefferson School of Health Professions

Research and Clinical Interests

Non-pharmacologic interventions for individuals with neurocognitive disordersand their caregivers Caregiver appraisal of functional capacity in the person with neurocognitive disorders and impact on care. and standardized assessment
Person-environment-occupation fit and the impact on function and aging in place
Program development and evaluation

Awards and Honors

AOTA Service Commendations
POTA Service Awards
Certificate of Appreciation, U.S. Department of Labor, National Occupational Information Network
Award of Appreciation, Philadelphia University Occupational Therapy Program
Empire Who's Who of Woman in Education
Occupational Therapist Award of Recognition, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association