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Beth Pfeiffer

Beth Pfeiffer Ph.D., OTR/L, BCP

Associate Professor


Mitten Hall 201H
1913 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 204-0828


  • Graduate Certificate, Educational Methodology Research (focus on measurement), University of Illinois
  • PhD, Occupational Therapy, Nova Southeastern University
  • MS, Occupational Therapy, Temple University
  • BA, Psychology and Special Education, Arcadia University 


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 doctorate of occupational therapy and mentoring research in the entry-level and post-professional occupational therapy programs. Dr. Pfeiffer's research focuses on treatment and measurement of person environmental interactions in individuals across the lifespan with autism spectrum and mental health disorders. Dr. Pfeiffer maintains her clinical practice in the area of pediatrics.

Research Interests

  • Adolescent Health
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Child and Adolescent Disability
  • Childhood Development
  • Community Based Treatment Interventions
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • School Based Treatment Interventions
  • Test Construction