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Alison Rangel, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator; Adjunct Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Alison M. Rangel, OTD, MS, OTR/L is the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Occupational Therapy at NYU since 2012. 

Dr. Rangel's interests are mental health, fieldwork education, professional development, state practice regulation, and licensure. 



New York University, OTD, Occupational Therapy, 2021. University of Scranton, MS, Occupational Therapy, 2004. University of Scranton, BS, Health Sciences, Minor in Counseling & Human Services, 2003.

Professional Experience

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator/Adjunct Professor, New York University, New York, NY, 2012-present. Adjunct Professor, Long Island University, New York, NY 2009-2012. Sr. Clinician, Psychiatry, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY 2006-2012. Clinician, Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY 2005-2007.

Professional Activities

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

Conference Presenter, 2016 – present, AOTA Member, 2008 – present.

State Affiliate Activities

New York State Occupational Therapy Association Member, 2019 – present, Metropolitan Occupational Therapy Education Council (MOTEC) of New York & New Jersey Member, 2012 – present.


Occupational Therapy in Mental Health Journal, Editorial Board Member, 2020 - present. Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions (ASAHP) Clinical Education Task Force, 2020 – present, Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD) Member, 2020 – present, Terapia Ocupacional para la Diversidad, Oportunidad y Solidaridad (TODOS) Member, 2008 to present, World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) Member, 2008 – present.


NYU Steinhardt Samuel Eshborn Service Award, 2021. NYU Administrator Award for Excellence Nominee, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017. Community Service Excellence Award, Terapia Ocupacional para la Diversidad, Oportunidad y Solidaridad (TODOS), 2019.