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     Marie Patterson is an Occupational Therapist, known for her commitment to teaching others. She officially joined the faculty at Yeshiva University as the director of fieldwork education and clinical associate professor. 

     She has been an educator for over 13 years. Passionate about teaching, Ms. Patterson completed her Bachelor of Science in elementary and special education. She was drawn to the Occupational Therapy (OT) field after her sister suffered a traumatic brain injury. She then went on to graduate from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a Master’s degree in OT.

     She has extensive experience as a fieldwork educator in a variety of practice settings including hospitals, hand therapy, skilled nursing, home health, and schools. In prior roles, Ms. Patterson has coordinated, planned, and facilitated fieldwork education programs. She has completed the AOTA Fieldwork Educator Certification program and has provided clinical supervision for graduate students and mentored fellow clinical educators for over ten years.

     Ms. Patterson is a proud member of AOTA and NYSOTA. She has worked overseas with various international non-profit organizations including the Foundation for African Medicine & Education, Rift Valley Children’s Village, and Den Dries Center for Disabled Persons. Passionate about empowering occupational therapists to advocate for their profession, she has met with Senators in Washington, D.C. to lobby for occupational therapy. She believes “our job as Occupational Therapists is to meet with members of Congress to explain the link between how legislation impacts our client’s lives and the services they have access to.”

     Granted, life is not all about work. Her leisure pursuits include international traveling, reading, and playing with her AKC trained therapy dog.


Yeshiva University

The Katz School of Science and Health, 6th floor

New York, NY 10019


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