Nancy BagatellNancy Bagatell, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA. Associate Professor and Division Director. Research interests: Occupations and routines in families with adolescent-aged children; the experiences of adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their caregivers; occupation and identity, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Biography.


Contact: (919) 843-4463; nancy_bagatell@med.unc.edu


OS_Bailliard.jpgAntoine L. Bailliard, PhD, OTR/L. Assistant Professor. Research/clinical interests: Mental health; migration; social justice; cross-cultural issues; embodiment of occupation; sensory features of occupation; ethnography. Biography.

 Contact: 919-843-4468; antoine_bailliard@med.unc.edu


OS_Coppola.jpgSusan (Sue) Coppola, OTD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA  Professor and Fieldwork Coordinator. Clinical / research interests: meaningful occupations of older adults; effects of occupational engagement on preventing functional decline in aging; interdisciplinary teamwork; fieldwork development; community-based practice. Biography.

Contact: (919) 966-9006; scoppola@med.unc.edu

Lauren Holahan MS, OT/L, FAOTA Associate Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy; Occupational Therapy & Medicaid Consultant to North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Clinical and Professional Interests: school-based practice; public policy; ethics; recruitment/retention/work-force issues; Medicaid in schools. Biography.

Contact: (919) 428-7201; lauren_holahan@med.unc.edu

Kathryn Sorensen 2Kathryn Sorensen, OTD, OTR/L. Assistant Clinical Professor. Clinical/Research interests: Occupational therapy in decreasing cultural stigma; improving public health through OT; ADA laws and rights; wheelchair independence; community integration for people with disabilities in developing countries; home modifications; teaching therapeutic techniques internationally. Biography.

Contact: (919) 966-7618;

Raheleh TschoepeRaheleh Tschoepe MS, OTR/L. Assistant Professor and Occupational Therapy Consultant. Clinical/research interests: adults with acute and chronic neurologic conditions, advancing community based occupational therapy practice, transitions from traditional medical settings to their community . Biography.

Contact: (919)-962-5444; 

OS_Wakeford.jpgLinn Wakeford, PhD, OT/L, FAOTA Associate Professor Clinical/research interests: pediatric practice; autism; development of occupation and social engagement in children with autism; family and social group influence on occupational development. Biography.

Contact: (919)-843-4464; linn_wakeford@med.unc.edu

OS_Womack.jpgJennifer (Jenny) Womack MS, MA, OTR/L, SCDCM, FAOTA. Associate Professor. Clinical / Research interests: adult physical and neurological rehabilitation; life participation; chronic disability; community mobility; supplemental transportation systems; community-based practice; ethnography. Biography.

Contact: (919) 843-4472; jwomack@med.unc.edu


Ruth HumphryRuth Humphry, PhD, OT/L, FAOTAResearch interests: development of occupations in childhood; family-centered intervention; parent/child interactions during mealtime; application of theory of change to intervention; qualitative research methods. Biography.

Contact: (919) 966-2452; rhumphry@med.unc.edu

molly bagbyMolly Bagby

Contact: (919) 843-4720; 

Research Interests: pediatric practice; school-based practice; autism; family occupations; and sensory features of childhood occupations


Virginia Dickie PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA. Professor Emerita. Former Program Director

Marlys Mitchell PhD OTR/L FAOTA (deceased) Professor Emerita. Founder of the Division.

Catherine S. (Cathy) Nielson MHA OTR/L FAOTA. Professor Emerita. Former Program Director.

Jane D. Rourk OTR/L Associate Professor Emerita. Former Liaison to OT in NC Public Schools.