Mary Jane "MJ" Mulcahey, PhD, OTR/L, CPPC, CLCP, FASIA

Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Director, Center for Outcomes and Measurement - Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Medicine

Mary Jane "MJ" Mulcahey, PhD, OTR/L

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Mary Jane "MJ" Mulcahey, PhD, OTR/L, CPPC, CLCP, FASIA

Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Director, Center for Outcomes and Measurement - Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Medicine

Education

PhD, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
MS, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
BS, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Gwynedd Valley, PA

Recent Publications

Certifications

  • National Board Certification for Occupational Therapy
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist: Pennsylvania
  • Certified Health Coach, National Society of Health Coaches
  • Certified Life Care Planner, International Commission on Health Care Certification
  • Certified Positive Psychology Coach, International Association of Positive Psychology Coaches

Professional Societies

  • Fellow, inducted 2018, Past President 2015-2017, American Spinal Injury Association
  • Member, American Occupational Therapy Association
  • International Spinal Cord Society
  • Member at large  
  • Member, Program Committee
  • American Occupational Therapy Foundation
  • Chair, Board of Trustees 2021-2023
  • Chair, Steel Assembly for Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury
  • Member, Alpha Eta Society

Research & Clinical Interests

  • Development, validation, and implementation of precise, meaningful, and psychometrically sound outcome measures of impairment, activity, participation, and quality of life
  • Building evidence to support recovery, compensatory and behavioral interventions for persons living with and affected by chronic conditions
  • Promoting best practice in rehabilitation and habilitation through knowledge translation and implementation science methodologies

Awards & Honors

  • American Spinal Injury Association Lifetime Achievement Award, 2021
  • Estin Comarr Award, Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, 2021
  • The Sir Ludwig Guttman Lecture and Plenary. International Spinal Cord Society, 2018, Sydney, Australia
  • Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation Academy of Research, 2015, Chicago, IL
  • Alpha Eta Society , 2013, Philadelphia, PA
  • The Clinical Excellence Award, American Paraplegia Society, 2009, Orlando, FL
  • The Inaugural Apple Award, American Spinal Injury Association, 2007, Atlanta, GA
  • The G. Heiner Sell Research and Education Award, American Spinal Injury Association, Atlanta, GA
  • The Emerging Leader Award, Thomas Jefferson University, 2000, Philadelphia, PA
  • The Inquisitive Clinician Award, Thomas Jefferson University, 1991, Philadelphia, PA