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Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7122
Office Phone: (919) 843-4472
Malcolm Cutchin began his appointment in the Division of Occupational Science in August 2005. He received a BA in Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin in 1984 and a MA and PhD in Geography at the University of Kentucky in 1992 and 1995. He previously held appointments at Middlebury College (Geography) and the University of Texas Medical Branch (Occupational Therapy & Sealy Center on Aging). Malcolm also is a Senior Research Scientist at the UNC Institute on Aging, and he is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Gerontology. His research has been funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Cancer Institute, and his work generally falls into the category of human-place relationships and well-being. Project foci have included rural physicians and communities, assisted living residences, ethnic populations living near petrochemical plants, and preventive home visits for at-risk older adults. He uses both qualitative and quantitative methods in research, and he has an abiding interest in philosophy and theory—the writings of John Dewey and those that study Dewey figure prominently in his thinking and writing. Malcolm has been actively involved in groups within the Association of American Geographers and the Society for the Study of Occupation: USA.
PhD Seminar: Theories of Action (OCSC 890)
Research in Occupational Science and Therapy (OCCT 704)
Research Seminar in Occupational Science (OCCT 890, 992)
Geographical dimensions of aging (residential and community-based care for older adults)
Health geography (social epidemiology, rural health care)
American pragmatism (Dewey’s in particular) and its utility for inquiry
For a list of publications and a current CV, click on the link below to go to Malcolm Cutchin's personal webpage.