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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 fall 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., 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.  

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
Units
2
Term
Spring
Faculty

Professors

Tracy Chippendale ,
Department

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
Units
3
Term
Fall, Spring, Summer
Faculty

Professors

Tsu-Hsin Howe , Tracy Chippendale ,
Department

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
Units
3
Term
Fall
Faculty

Professors

Tracy Chippendale , Tsu-Hsin Howe ,
Department

Research Interpretation of Occupational Therapy

Guided, group research in topics relevant to the application of occupational therapy. Lectures on research methodology, critiques of published researchethical considerations and practices, implementation and completion of an investigation, and written and oral presentations.Lecture and laboratory.
Course #
OT-GE 2725
Units
3
Term
Spring
Faculty

Professors

Tsu-Hsin Howe , Tracy Chippendale , Grace Kim ,
Department