Dr. Laura Coffey
Laura is a recent graduate from Boston University Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, equipped with a profound understanding of human development from her B.S. at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Her doctoral capstone at Boston University involved pioneering research in developing a novel protocol for measuring finger extensor strength. Laura’s experience includes diverse Level II Fieldwork, such as providing acute inpatient services at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, where she excelled in general medicine, oncology, neurology, and neurosurgery, and leading therapy groups at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital’s inpatient psychiatry unit.
Laura’s professional journey has also included Level I Fieldwork at Newton Public Schools and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she gained hands-on experience in occupational therapy practices. Additionally, she contributed as a Support Position in Brighton, MA, assisting a client with autism and stroke history, and as a Contact Tracer at Boston University during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Her early career as a volunteer EMT at Virginia Tech Rescue Squad, where she provided essential prehospital patient care and served as a Financial Officer, lays the foundation for her multifaceted skillset in healthcare. Laura’s journey reflects a strong commitment to occupational therapy, blending innovative research with compassionate patient care.