Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Occupational Therapy

De Angelis, Tina

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Tina M. DeAngelis

Tina M. DeAngelis, EdD, MS, OTR/L

Contact Dr. DeAngelis

901 Walnut Street
6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-7431
(215) 503-2950 fax


EdD, Widener University, Chester, PA
MS, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA
BS, Misericordia College, Dallas, PA
AS, Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, PA


  • National Board Certification for Occupational Therapy
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist: Pennsylvania

University Appointment

  • Program Director, Occupational Therapy Doctorate, Entry Level Program
    Associate Professor

Professional Societies

  • Chair, AOTA's Commission on Education (COE), 2019-2022
  • OTD Faculty Representative, AOTA's Commission on Education (COE), 2017-2019
  • Member, American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association
  • Member, World Federation of Occupational Therapy
  • Member, Alpha Eta Society

Research & Clinical Interests

  • Project HOME (Housing Opportunities Medical Education) for individuals who experience serious mental illness and chronic homelessness
  • Young adults aging out of foster care (LGBTQ)
  • Homelessness, behavioral health, and wellness
  • Community-based OT
  • Serious mental illness (SMI), addiction, and OT interventions
  • OT and individuals with ex-offender histories
  • Stigma
  • Burn care & OT interventions
  • Entry level clinical occupational therapy doctorate
  • Acute care, trauma, and rehabilitation in OT
  • Education in OT:
    Adult and active learning in OT education
    Curriculum development in the OTD

Awards & Honors

  • AOTA Service Commendation, 2013-2016
    EDSIS Special Interest Section
    EDSIS Liaison
    Commission on Education
  • Recipient of Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2013, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Alpha Eta Society, 2013, Inductee
  • Award of Appreciation, 2008, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA