Tiffany Boggis, MBA, OTR/L

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With more than 20 years of experience as an occupational therapy practitioner, manager, and consultant within a variety of rehabilitation settings that span four continents, Tiffany Boggis brings to the School of Occupational Therapy a complementary mix of clinical expertise, business prowess and teaching experiences. Having had students by her side throughout most of her career, and having taught in a variety of environments both nationally and internationally, Tiffany promotes a collaborative learning and teaching environment. Applying her business background with OT practice, she enthusiastically develops marketing plans and implements creative multidisciplinary community programs, bringing together diverse elements within organizations.

Tiffany's scholarly work and practice focuses on the development of cultural sensitivity in order to position graduates and practitioners to provide culturally sensitive care.  In addition, Tiffany focuses her efforts on grant-funded projects designed to reduce health disparities experienced by underserved populations both locally and internationally.

Tiffany has a passion for novelty and adventure. Her reflective side balances the side of her that seeks high adventure and risks. Her general curiosity and personal engagement in the many diverse occupations of life support her role as academic faculty member and mentor.


1992 | Master of Business Administration, Portland State University, Oregon

1979 | BS, Occupational Therapy, University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire

Recent Accomplishments/Awards

Coordinator of Inter-professional International Education in Nicaragua for the College of Health Professions

Manuscript Reviewer: Prentice Hall, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, & FA Davis

Presidents Award for Excellence in Professional Education: Pacific University, 2011

Grace Black Award: Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon, 2010

Community Service & Humanitarianism Award: Jenzabar Foundation; Best in class for Nicaragua Project, 2009

Co-legislative Chair, Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon, 2008-2010

American Occupational Therapy Association Service Commendation: Education Special Interest Section, 2009

Berglund Center for Internet Studies Fellowship Award, 2008

Award of Merit: Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon, 2007

Award of Tenure: Pacific University, 2006

Practitioners Certificate in Intercultural Communications: Institute for Intercultural Communication, 2002

Recent Publications

Boggis, Tiffany (2012). "Effectiveness of a developmental curricular design to graduate culturally competent health practitioners" Journal of Allied Health, 41(3). 140-146

Boggis, T. (September 2012) Therapists unite: Pacific University – College of Health Professions. Advance News Magazine On-line Extras. Merion Matters: King of Prussia, PA

MacRae, A. & Boggis, T. (2012) "Environmental and cultural considerations" In E. Cara, & A. MacRae. Psychosocial occupational therapy: A clinical practice. (3rd ed.) (pp. 28-60). Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning
Reisch, R, Boggis, TL, Shaffer, K, Brown, S, Black, A. (2011). "Description of a Model of Interprofessional Global Education for Allied Health Students" Health and Interprofessional Practice 1(1):eP1001.  

Boggis, T. (June 2009).  "Health promotion for elders in Nicaragua: Interdisciplinary international educational opportunities for Pacific University health programs" Interface: Journal of Education, Community, and Values 9 (5). Available

Boggis, T. (2009).  "Enacting pADL’s in occupational therapy education: The health care disparities in Oregon project"  In N. Pollard, D. Sakellariou, & F. Kronenberg (Eds). A political practice of occupational therapy  (pp. 145-155).  Oxford: Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone

Boggis, T. (2008).  "Occupational therapy without borders" [Review of the book Occupational therapy without borders: Learning from the spirit of survivors]. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health 24(2).   Available online:

Ford. K., Waring, L., & Boggis T. (2007). Living on the Edge: The hidden voices of health disparities.  OT Practice Magazine 12, 17-22

Recent Presentations

Assessing the Needs of Older Adults in Nicaragua: A Multi-Disciplinary, Cross-University Approach: Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference, San Diego, November 2012

OT’s Role in Diabetes Care: Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon, Hood River, Ore., October 2102

Engaging students in the global community: An example of a partnership approach. (Howlett, F. Bannigan, K. Krusen, N. Boggis, T, Hunt, L. & Wolverson, C.) BAOT Conference Glasgow, UK June 2012 (Contributing author).

OT’s Role in Disaster Preparedness and Recovery: (Accepted) Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon Annual Conference, Portland, Ore., October 2011

Effectiveness of a Developmental Curricular Design to Graduate Culturally Sensitive Occupational Therapy Practitioners: American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Philadelphia, April 2011

A Community-Based Approach to Promote Health of Elders in Nicaragua: American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Philadelphia, April 2011

Promoting Health and Wellness for Older People: York St. John University, York, UK, March 2011

Effectiveness of a Developmental Curricular Design to Graduate Culturally Competent Health Practitioners: Intercultural Development Inventory Conference, Minneapolis, Minn., October 2010

A Community Based Rehabilitation Approach to Promote Health for Elders in Nicaragua: (poster) World Federation of Occupational Therapy, Santiago, Chile, May 2010

Politics Can Be Fun: Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon, October 2009

Health Promotion for Elders In Nicaragua: An Interdisciplinary Community Based Rehabilitation Approach: The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, San Antonio, Texas, October 2009

Educators and Practitioners Together: Evidence-Based Programs to Address Health Care Disparities: Co-presenter; American Occupational Therapy Association, Long Beach, Calif., April 2008

The Use of the Kawa Model to Promote Health and Wellness of Elders in Nicaragua through A Community Based Rehabilitation Approach: Co-presenter Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon, October 2008

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Health Professions Building 2 369
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