Catherine V. Piersol, PhD, OTR/L

Contact Dr. Piersol

130 South 9th Street
6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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


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

Board Certification

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

University Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of OT
Clinical Director, Jefferson Elder Care         

Professional Societies

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

Research & Clinical Interests

Non-pharmacologic interventions for individuals with neurocognitive disorders and their caregivers

Caregiver appraisal of functional capacity in the person with neurocognitive disorders and impact on care.  

Person-environment-occupation fit and the impact on function and aging in place

Program development and evaluation

Awards & Honors

2015 Fellow of American Occupational Therapy Association

2013 Stephen Heater Award of Outstanding Achievement, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association

2013 Jeanette Blair Writer’s Award, American Occupational Therapy Association

2009 Award of Appreciation, Philadelphia University Occupational Therapy Program, Class of 2006

2006 Award of Appreciation, Philadelphia University Occupational Therapy Program, Class of 2003

2006 Certificate of Appreciation, U.S. Department of Labor, National Occupational Information Network

1999 Occupational Therapist Award of Recognition, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association

2003, 2006, 2011 American Occupational Therapy Association Service Commendation

1998, 2004, 2005, 2011 Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Service Award