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Monica A. Pessina
Contact Info:
Tufts University
Department of Occupational
574 Boston Ave.
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.5720
Fax: 617.627.3722
Monica A. Pessina
PhD, MEd, OT
Adjunct Lecturer

Boston University
Northeastern University

Research and Expertise:
Dr. Pessina received her B.S. in Occupational therapy from Boston University, followed by a Master's in Education from Northeastern University and a PhD from Boston University School of Medicine. In addition to her affiliation with Tufts, Dr. Pessina currently teaches in the Gross Anatomy course at Sargent College and is a full-time faculty member at Boston University School of Medicine in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology. She has extensive clinical experience in all aspects of acute care and specializes in the treatment of patients with burns and upper extremity injuries. She served for two years as the Director of Rehabilitation at Shriners Burns Institute and currently continues to work as an occupational therapist at Massachusetts General Hospital where, in addition to a clinical role, she is a research consultant.

Dr. Pessina has authored several publications including a chapter in the recent edition of Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction (Trombly/Radomski, Eds). She is also member of her local American's with Disabilities Act Committee. Her research area of interest is in the design and analysis of outcome based studies in the acute care setting, and the quantitative analysis of hand function after injury.