New York University, NYU Steinhardt, Department of Occupational Therapy
BROOKLYN, New York
Marianne H. Mortera, PhD, OTR/L, received her MA and PhD in Occupational Therapy degrees from New York University. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at New York University, NYU Steinhardt, Department of Occupational Therapy and Long Island University, Department of Occupational Therapy. She has been an occupational therapist for 33 years with clinical expertise in brain injury rehabilitation where her clinical work experience started in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mount Sinai Hospital and The Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University Medical Center. She is also an independent contractor with Therapeutic Resources in New York, where she provides school-based OT services for children in the NYC Department of Education schools.
Dr. Mortera has conducted research on the return to productivity in OEF/OIF Veterans with TBI and PTSD and is an advocate of collaborative research in multidisciplinary teams. Beginning in the early 1990's, Dr. Mortera began her work on functional cognitive assessment and developed and initially tested the Mortera Cognitive Screening Measure and the Cognitive Screen for Grooming. She is currently Co-Chair of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Measurement Networking Group Applied Cognition TBI Task Force and the Complementary Integrative Rehabilitation Medicine Networking Group, where her research focus includes a scoping review of TBI pharmacological interventions and functional/ADL outcomes and a scoping review to examine the effectiveness of complementary medicine treatment approaches in TBI rehabilitation. Additionally, Dr. Mortera serves on the ACRM Program Committee. She has also authored several book chapters and publications on brain injury rehabilitation, cognitive assessment, and occupational therapy assessment and treatment guidelines.
For over 30 years, Dr. Mortera has been an occupational therapy faculty member in both entry-level and post-professional education programs where she has extensive experience in the development of and instruction in over 40 courses spanning neuroscience, kinesiology, neurorehabilitation, physical disabilities, cognitive rehabilitation, medical conditions, the development of frames of references and clinical practice guidelines, fieldwork education, theory, research methods, measurement, and applied scientific inquiry at New York University, Long Island University, Columbia University, Mercy College, A.T. Still University, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and Nova Southeastern University. She is a continuing education provider and has presented nationally and internationally on neuroscience underlying occupational therapy intervention, TBI, and the development of cognitive assessments using the Structured Functional Cognitive Assessment method.
Friday, October 23, 2020
3:50 PM – 4:07 PM EST