Catherine Verrier Piersol, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy
Director, Jefferson Elder Care

Catherine Verrier Piersol

Contact

901 Walnut Street
6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Catherine.Piersol@jefferson.edu

215-503-9509
215-923-2475 fax

Catherine Verrier Piersol, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy
Director, Jefferson Elder Care

Education

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

Recent Publications

Certifications

  • National Board Certification for Occupational Therapy
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist: Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Professional Societies

  • Member, American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association
  • Member, Gerontological Society of America

Research & Clinical Interests

  • Intervention research in neurocognitive disorders and caregiving
  • Translation and delivery of evidence-based interventions into realworld settings for persons with neurocognitive disorders and their caregivers
  • Caregiver appraisal of functional capacity in persons with neurocognitive disorders and its impact on safety, participation and care
  • Person-environment-occupation fit and the impact on function and aging in place

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow of American Occupational Therapy Association, 2015, Bethesda, MD
  • Stephen Heater Award of Outstanding Achievement, 2013, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, Philadelphia, PA
  • Jeanette Blair Writer’s Award, American Occupational Therapy Association, 2013, Bethesda, MD
  • Award of Appreciation, Philadelphia University Occupational Therapy Program, Class of 2006, 2009, Philadelphia, PA
  • Award of Appreciation, Philadelphia University Occupational Therapy Program, Class of 2003, 2006, Philadelphia, PA
  • Certificate of Appreciation, U.S. Department of Labor, National Occupational Information Network, 2006, Washington, DC
  • Occupational Therapist Award of Recognition, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, 1999, Philadelphia, PA
  • American Occupational Therapy Association Service Commendation, 2003, 2006, 2011, Bethesda, MD
  • Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Service Award, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2011, Philadelphia, PA