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Elizabeth (Beth) Marfeo
Contact Info:
Tufts University
Department of Occupational
574 Boston Ave. 
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.1151
Fax: 617.627.3722
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Elizabeth (Beth) Marfeo
Assistant Professor

PhD, Boston University (2012)
MPH, Yale University School of Public Health (2007)
BS, Occupational Therapy Medical College of Georgia (2004)

Research and Expertise:
Dr. Marfeo is an Assistant Professor within the Tufts University Occupational Therapy Department and Director of the Health and Productive Aging Lab (HPAL). Dr. Marfeo's research interests include measurement development, work disability and healthy aging across the adult lifespan. Dr. Marfeo's primary research goals are directed towards understanding the interactions between environmental demands, adaptations, and aging as it affects a person's health related quality of life—including participating in the workforce. Dr. Marfeo's research specialization and clinical background as an occupational therapist allows her to bridge gaps between health services research and clinical applications of that research. Dr. Marfeo's approach to research integrates paradigms of disability, aging, public health, and rehabilitation research.

Dr. Marfeo teaches courses in (1) research methods for rehabilitation professionals and (2) occupation and adaptation across the adult lifespan. Dr. Marfeo holds a secondary appointment as Assistant Professor at the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

More information about Dr. Marfeo's research interests and opportunities >

Graduate and Undergraduate students interested in working in the Health and Productive Aging Lab should contact Dr. Marfeo.