Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate, Online


  • College of Rehabilitation Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Doctorate

Program Length


Program Type

  • Online

2022 Highlights

American Occupational Therapy Foundation Board of Trustees

In 2022, two Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences PP-OTD alums, Drs. Antoinette Shaw, OTD, OTR/L (Class of 2020), and Pamela Talero Cabrejo, OTD, BSCOT (Colombia)., OTR/L (Class of 2013) became Members of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation Board of Trustees. They join PP-OTD faculty member, Mary Jane "MJ" Mulcahey, who was appointed Chair of the Board of Trustees Executive Committee in 2019.

Antionette Shaw, OTD, OTR/L (Class of 2020)

Antoinette Shaw is an experienced occupational therapist who has worked in various clinical settings since 1990. She received her Bachelor's in Occupational Therapy from Howard University, a post-profession certification in administration from Towson University, and a PP-OTD from Thomas Jefferson University in 2020. She has also served in multiple capacities to promote occupational therapy and the development of future leaders, particularly in the area of geriatric rehabilitation. In October 2021, she became the program director of the OTA program at the Community College of Baltimore County.

Pamela Talero Cabrejo, OTD, BSCOT (Col)., OTR/L (Class of 2013)

Dr. Talero-Cabrejo is an experienced bilingual Occupational Therapist with a demonstrated history of working as a clinician and educator in various settings in the USA and abroad. She is an Assistant Professor at Jefferson College for Rehabilitation Sciences in the PP-OTD program, a published author, a peer reviewer, and part of the Colombian Occupational Therapy Journal editorial committee. Research and clinical interests include critical participation and social inclusion perspectives, cultural and environmental issues, chronic illness, disability, social determinants of health, social neuroscience, and health and social justice.

New PP-OTD Program Director

Marie-Christine Potvin, PhD, OTR/L

In 2022, Dr. Potvin became the Program Director of the Jefferson College for Rehabilitation Sciences PP-OTD program.  She was also awarded the American Occupational Therapy Association Distinguished Occupational Therapy Educator Award for her excellence in teaching and commitment to evidence–based practice. 

Faculty Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Roseann Schaaf, PhD, OTR/L FAOTA, PP-OTD faculty mentor, who won this year’s Thomas Jefferson University Provost’s Award for Clinical Research, a recognition that speaks to the importance of her contributions to Ayre’s Sensory Integration intervention research. 

Dr. Mary Jane "MJ" Mulcahey, PhD, OTR/L, CPPC, CLCP, FASIA received this year the American Spinal Injury Association Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her sustained and substantial contributions to the field both in terms of service and scholarship.

Congratulations to Dr. Tracey Vause Earland, PhD, OTR/L, and her team at the Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Education who won the Creativity in Practice & Education Award from the National Academies of Practice for their outstanding work.

Dr. Marie-Christine Potvin, PhD, OTR/L, received the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Distinguished OT Educator Award, recognizing educators who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and learning, are committed to evidence-based practice, and have made a difference in students' lives and communities.