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Department of Occupational
574 Boston Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
Elizabeth (Beth) Marfeo
Dr. Marfeo is a Co-Investigator on several large research projects related to examining measurement challenges within the context of the US Social Security Administration's disability programs. The goal of this research is to expand traditional medical models of disability to incorporate functional-based approaches to measuring and characterizing work disability. Additionally, Dr. Marfeo conducts research focusing on identifying facilitators and barriers to participation in meaningful activities among older adults across the adult lifespan.
Dr. Marfeo teaches courses in (1) research methods for rehabilitation professionals and (2) occupation and adaptation across the adult lifespan. Dr. Marfeo received a BS in Occupational Therapy from the Medical College of Georgia (Georgia Regents University) in 2004 and a MPH (2007) from Yale University School of Public Health and PhD (2012) in Health Services Research from the Boston University.
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