Mary Jane Mulcahey, PhD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist/Professor of Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
Mary Jane Mulcahey is Professor and Director of Research in Occupational Therapy at Jefferson College of Health Professionals, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, and on the scientific staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia. She has worked in spinal cord injury for over 25 years as a clinician, scientist and educator, and has focused her work on developing and validating meaningful outcome instruments for pediatric Spinal Cord Injury. She has a Bachelors of Science in Special and Elementary Education, a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education.
Dr. Mulcahey answers basic questions about the role of occupational therapy after a spinal cord injury, what home modifications are needed after a patient comes home from the hospital, what funding is available to help pay for assistive technology, and how occupational therapists can help with eating – especially with limited hand function – after a spinal cord injury.