Michelle Cohen PhD

Michelle Cohen PhD

Michelle E. Cohen PhD

Dean, Samson College of Health Sciences

Professor of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy


BA (Arcadia University)

MEd (Temple University)

PhD (Temple University)

Research Interests

Client Centered Therapies, Functional Outcomes of Spinal Cord Injury, and Measurement of Rehabilitation Outcomes.


Occupational Roles

Wife, Mother, Educator, Researcher, Reader, Gourmand, Traveler and Appreciator of Nature

Occupational History

Mickey is an Experimental Psychologist who has made her career doing and teaching applied research. She spent 13 years at Thomas Jefferson University, eight of which were as the Research Coordinator in the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of Delaware Valley and as an Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy departments.

Mickey received a BA in Psychology from Arcadia University (Beaver College), her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Temple University and did post-doctoral training in Experimental Psychology at Bryn Mawr College. Mickey has over 30 peer reviewed publications and more than 40 presentations at national conferences.

Mickey is so passionate about research that she met her husband Don in the Physiology Lab at Bryn Mawr College. One of their major projects is their son, Aaron. When she is not busy working, you can find her wandering the paths of Valley Forge Park, in the kitchen cooking, or eating at an ethnic restaurant. Mickey also enjoys entertaining for friends and traveling.

Contact Information

Office location: 4500 Woodland Ave
Mailing address: Box 8
Office Phone: 215.596.8540

m [dot] cohen [at] usciences [dot] edu