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Beth Pfeiffer

Associate Professor
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Mitten Hall 201H
1913 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Dr. Pfeiffer earned a BA in psychology and special education from Arcadia University, an MS in occupational therapy with a specialization in pediatrics from Temple University, and a PhD in occupational therapy from Nova Southeastern University. She is an associate professor in the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, teaching courses in the occupational therapy doctorate (OTD) program and mentoring research in the entry-level and post-professional occupational therapy programs.

Dr. Pfeiffer is the director of the REACH (Research, Engagement and Advocacy for Community Participation and Health) Lab, which is focused on outcome-based research related to areas that impact community participation and health for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Specifically, her research focuses on the development of interventions and outcome measures to support engagement in meaningful activities in the community with a focus on transportation and employment. In all aspects of her work, she engages stakeholders in research planning and decision-making and is committed to building and maintaining strong relationships with community partners. In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Pfeiffer maintains her clinical practice in the area of pediatrics.


  • PhD, Occupational Therapy, Nova Southeastern University
  • MS, Occupational Therapy, Temple University
  • BA, Psychology/Special Education, Arcadia University