Labs & Research Centers

You will have many opportunities to work with Occupational Therapy faculty members and perform cutting-edge research in the field. The following list contains primary areas of research and associated faculty members.

Learn more about Program Director Roger Ideishi’s work

The program is housed in a brand new building with updated technology including an Activities of Daily Living suite, which will allow graduate students to gain practice within a simulated home environment.

After a basic design and research methods course in their first semester, graduate students form small research groups that are assigned to work in tandem with a faculty member on a specific project for the remainder of the year. Students gain valuable skills across the span of the research process, from developing and assessing studies to collecting and analyzing data.

The selection process for pairing students with faculty research mentors is collaborative: students rank faculty projects in order of their interest, and then the department matches the students based on these preferences.

Carnegie Classification

In 2016, Temple was elevated to an R1 institution of “highest research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, placing it in the top 4 percent of all four-year educational institutions in the nation. Temple’s research enterprise distinguishes itself through its focus on community, and using advances in technology to make a positive impact on people’s lives.

Research Funding

In 2016, the National Science Foundation placed the university among the top 100 in terms of research expenditures, which amounted to $242 million. Learn more about the university’s research support efforts.