Department of Occupational
574 Boston Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
Elizabeth (Beth) Marfeo
PhD, MPH, OT
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).
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.