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Tracy Chippendale

Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

212-998-9012

Tracy Chippendale is an occupational therapist whose clinical background and research interests are in geriatrics. Her research in the Department of Occupational Therapy focuses on interventions that enable older adults to “Age in Place,” including non-pharmacological interventions for depressive symptoms, interventions to increase the healthcare workforce in geriatrics, and outdoor falls prevention. Her research has been published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, and The Gerontologist. She received her PhD in occupational therapy from NYU in 2011 and before joining the faculty at Steinhardt, held a position as assistant professor in the department of occupational therapy at Tufts University.

Selected Publications

  • Chippendale, T. (2020) Falls prevention strategy use and neighborhood walkability among naturally occurring retirement community residents. Health Education & Behavior, Early online. doi: 10.1177/1090198120980358

  • Chippendale, T.  (2020). Flexibility: Another piece of the puzzle for healthy aging? Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, Early online. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2019.10.006
  • Chippendale, T., Bhojwani, S., Conley, M., Dela Cruz, F., DiPietro, L. Kasser, D….Takamatsu, A. (2019). Falls Experiences and Prevention Preferences of Adults in Mid-life. Journal of Community Health, Early online. 
  • Chippendale, T. (2019). Feasibility of the Stroll Safe outdoor fall prevention program. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73, 1-9.
  • Chippendale, T & Lee C.-D. (2018). Characteristics and falls experiences of older adults with and without fear of falling outdoors. Aging & Mental Health, 22(6), 849-855. 
  • Chippendale, T. (2018). Predicting use of outdoor fall prevention strategies: Considerations for prevention practices. Journal of Applied Gerontology, Early online 
  • Boltz, M., Lee, K. H., Chippendale, T. & Trotta, R. L. (2018). Pre-admission functional decline in hospitalized persons with Dementia: The influence of family caregiver factors. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Early online.
  • Chippendale, T. & Boltz, M. (2015). The neighborhood environment: Perceived fall risk, resources and strategies for fall prevention. The Gerontologist, 55, 575-583.  

Programs

Occupational Therapy

NYU Steinhardt’s occupational therapy program educates both aspiring OTs and credentialed professionals looking to further develop their practices.

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Courses

Geriatrics Evaluation & Intervention

This course provides an overview of occupational therapists' evaluation & intervention roles, & responsibilities related to working with older people in a variety of settings. Students will examine the influences of physical, social, cognitive, psychological, cultural, & societal functioning on occupational performance. Strategies to address age-related changes will be discussed. The political ramifications of aging are also addressed.
Course #
OT-GE 2749
Credits
3
Department
Occupational Therapy

Introduction to Professional Portfolio

This is the first in a four-course sequence in which students create, assess and refine their portfolios. Portfolios are web-based and include performance observations, case studies, peer ratings, specialty certification, documentation of professional activities, publications, and presentation summaries. At the end of the program, students present their portfolio to a panel of faculty members. The portfolio must document how the student integrated knowledge and skills learned in the curriculum to his or her specialty practice area.
Course #
OT-GE 3310
Credits
1
Department
Occupational Therapy

Performance/Development Across The Life Span

The role of the occupational therapist in relating maturational data from conception to old age to the practice of occupational therapy.
Course #
OT-GE 2709
Credits
3
Department
Occupational Therapy

Professional Portfolio Defense

This is the fourth in a four-course sequence in which students create, assess and refine their portfolios. Portfolios are web-based and include performance observations, case studies, peer ratings, specialty certification, documentation of professional activities, publications, and presentation summaries. At the end of the program, students present their portfolio to a panel of faculty members. The portfolio must document how the student integrated knowledge and skills learned in the curriculum to his or her specialty practice area.
Course #
OT-GE 3313
Credits
1
Department
Occupational Therapy

Professional Portfolio II

This is the second in a four-course sequence in which students create, assess and refine their portfolios. Portfolios are web-based and include performance observations, case studies, peer ratings, specialty certification, documentation of professional activities, publications, and presentation summaries. At the end of the program, students present their portfolio to a panel of faculty members. The portfolio must document how the student integrated knowledge and skills learned in the curriculum to his or her specialty practice area.
Course #
OT-GE 3311
Credits
1
Department
Occupational Therapy

Research Seminar I

This course guides knowledge development as a professional consumer of research and as a contributor to the growth of the profession. Emphasizes practical applications of research foundations, and addresses methodologies for evidenced-based research, guidelines to facilitate students' ability to critique published work, and ethical considerations and practices required for conducting research. Students identify a clinical research topic of interest, and develop a proposal to answer that question.
Course #
OT-GE 2725
Credits
2
Department
Occupational Therapy