Doctoral Student Spotlights

Tzu-Ying Yu

Occupational Therapy

I chose this Doctoral Program Because:
because NYU has an excellent research and a superb global reputation. The courses that NYU provides give me a deeper understanding of therapeutic methods and assessment techniques for common functional problems seen in patients. I accomplished my Master's degree in the Department of Occupational Therapy at NYU, as well. The PhD program of NYU is still my first priority, because I truly love my department. The professors are very knowledgeable, supportive, and make themselves available for all of the students. The professors teach the courses very well and always give really good support for students. Not only are they prepared for lectures and stimulate students ' interest in the subject, they extend above and beyond their role as professor to help students succeed in their courses and research.
My academic passion is:
My specialty is children and adults with neurobehavioral disorders or mental disorders
One of the things I enjoy doing in New York City when I'm not being a doctoral student:
A hobby I have is:
Yoga, Finding good restaurants to enjoy fine food
Focus of my research of scholarship:
Outcome measures and occupational therapy-based assessments
I'm interested in this topic because:
My clinical experience of intervention and treatments
Academic or other experience that most influenced my choice of doctoral study:
Previous experience as a research assistant
Research or scholar I most admire:
Dr. Jim Hinojosa
Research project I've most enjoyed working on:
The contribution of haptic and kinesthetic perceptions of handwriting in children
Scholarly presentation of my work I'm most proud of:
Presentation of Dean's Grant in NYU
Favorite course as a doctoral student:
Advanced Quantitative Methods

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Career Goals:
To be a professor
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
The Steinhardt Fellowship for Doctoral Study, New York University, 2007-2010 Dean 's Grants for Student Research, New York University, 2009-2010 Studying Abroad Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Taipei, Taiwan, 2006-2007 Summer student scholar, College of Medicine National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, 2001