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Megan Gately
Contact Info:
Tufts University
Department of Occupational
574 Boston Ave.
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.5720
Fax: 617.627.3722
Megan Gately

Tufts University - MS and OTD in Occupational Therapy
Harvard University - MA in English & American Literature and Languages

Research and Expertise:
Megan Gately joined the Occupational Therapy Department as a part-time lecturer in the fall of 2016. Megan is a Tufts "double Jumbo," receiving her Occupational Therapy Doctorate from the Department of Occupational Therapy in 2014. In addition to teaching courses such as OT Practice: Older Adults and Clinical Reasoning: Interactive Reasoning, Megan works at the Bedford VA Medical Center in the Geriatrics Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) division. Her clinical research includes occupational therapy strategies for dementia management, particularly utilizing telehealth modalities to support rural geriatric Veterans.

Selected Publications:

  • Moo, L.R. and Gately, M.E. (2016.) Virtual Dementia "House Calls": Home-CVT visits. GRECC Forum on Aging: 9(1), 3.
  • Gately, M.E. and Trudeau, S.A. "Occupational Therapy and Advanced Dementia: A Practitioner Survey." Journal of Geriatric Mental Health. Under review.
  • Trudeau, S. A., Gately, M. E., & Mahoney, E. K. (2015, December). "Expressions of love: Translating bathing into an opportunity for intimacy for couples confronting dementia." Gerontology Special Interest Section Quarterly, American Journal of Occupational Therapy: 38(4), 1-4.
  • Gately, M.E. (Principal Investigator) and Trudeau, S.A. (2015, August). "Occupational Therapy and Advanced Dementia: A Practitioner Survey." British Journal of Occupational Therapy supplement, 78, www.cot.org.uk/abstracts2015.