PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA
Director and Assistant Professor, Doctor of Clinical Science in Occupational Therapy Program
Pamela Toto is Board Certified in Gerontology and a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Associatiom (AOTA). She has over 26 years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist, providing services to older adults as both a clinician, manager, consultant and educator in the community and in long term care settings. She is an expert in developing preventative interventions that promote aging in place for vulnerable older adult populations. Toto's research focuses on the development of client-centered interventions to promote independence, participation and healthy aging in older adults.She has completed research examining the impact of a best practice physical activity program using activity-based goals on activity of daily living performance in older adults, the use of environmental supports to enhance function in community-dwelling older adults, and research exploring the feasibility of client-centered goal setting with medically complex older adults in primary care. Toto's most current research explores the impact of a compensatory intervention using goal attainment scaling with frail older adults transitioning to home following inpatient rehabilitation in a skilled nursing facility.