Faculty: Linda Tickle-Degnen

Linda Tickle-Degnen, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Harvard University
University of Southern California
Stanford University

Dr. Tickle-Degnen teaches courses in evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning, research methods, and therapeutic behavior and motivation. Her research is directed toward understanding and promoting positive social functioning and wellness in Parkinson's disease and other chronic conditions. In particular she studies nonverbal and verbal communication, cross-cultural health care interactions, interpersonal rapport, engagement in meaningful daily activities, and quality of life. She is interested in increasing occupational therapists' participation in inter- and multi-disciplinary clinical interventions and research activities that have the goal of improving the health and quality of life of individuals with chronic conditions.

Dr. Tickle-Degnen is also the director of the Health Quality of Life Lab, doing research on quality of life of people who have disorders of facial expression and movement using audio visual technology.

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