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

Vause Earland, Tracey

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Tracey Vause Earland

Tracey Vause Earland, PhD, OTR/L

Contact Dr. Earland

130 South 9th Street
Suite 646
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-4831
(215) 503-3499 fax


PhD, Health Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
MS, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
BS, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications

  • National Board Certification for Occupational Therapy
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist: Pennsylvania, New Jersey
  • Mental Health First Aid Certification
  • Team STEPPS, Master Trainer Certification
  • Skills2Care Certification and Trainer
  • The Assessment of Motor and Process Skills Certification
  • Neuro-developmental Treatment, Adult Hemiplegia Certification

University Appointment

Assistant Professor

Professional Societies

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

Research & Clinical Interests

  • Inter-professional education & collaborative practice
  • Evidence-based practice/translational research
  • Environmental gerontology, neurocognitive disorders and family caregiving
  • Mild traumatic brain injury, PSTD and community reintegration of war veterans
  • Reintegration of wounded warriors
  • Occupational therapy in primary care

Awards & Honors

  • American Journal of Nursing 2017 Book of the Year Award in Nursing Education (2nd place), 2017
  •  James B. Erdmann, PhD Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Education, 2016, Philadelphia, PA
  • Jeanette Blair Writer's Award, AOTA, 2013, San Diego, CA
  •  POTA Service Award, 2012, Lancaster, PA
  • Jefferson School of Health Professions Alumni Emerging Leader Award, 2010, Philadelphia, PA
  • Rosalynn Carter Leadership in Caregiving Award, 2009, Americus, GA
  • Occupational Therapy Master Clinician's Award, 2001, Philadelphia, PA
  • POTA Service Award, 1999, Philadelphia, PA
  • Pennsylvania OTR Award of Recognition, 1991, Pittsburg, PA