Tiffany Boggis, MBA, OTR/L

Associate Professor Emeritus
Areas I Teach 

With over 25 years of experience as an occupational therapy practitioner and manager within a variety of rehabilitation, outpatient and community settings that spans four continents, Tiffany’s professional background encompasses a complementary mix of clinical expertise, business prowess, international perspectives and teaching experiences.

Having had students by her side throughout most of her career, and having provided educational opportunities in a variety of venues both nationally and internationally, Tiffany promotes a participatory and collaborative learning environment. Applying her business acumen with occupational therapy (OT) practice, Tiffany has spearheaded the development of occupational therapy services and interprofessional programs with an aim to promote the health and well-being of marginalized populations, who may not be able to otherwise receive health services.

With ongoing health care reform in the USA comes new opportunities for occupational therapy practice. Tiffany helps to promote occupational therapy as a recognized and valued profession in emerging areas. Tiffany's scholarly work and practice is further dedicated to the promotion of awareness and skills for culturally relevant practice.

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


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

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




2002 | Certificate in Intercultural Communications, Institute for Intercultural Communication, Oregon

1996 | Certificate of Thai Massage, Wat Pho Massage School, Bangkok, Thailand


2018 Interprofessional Education Service Award: Pacific University

2013 Engaged Faculty Award: Pacific University Center for Civic Engagement and Office of Diversity  

2011 Presidents Award for Excellence in Professional Education: Pacific University

2010 Grace Black Award: Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon

Selected Publications

MacRae, A., & Boggis, T. (2019). Cultural identity and context. In A. MacRae (Ed.), Cara and MacRae’s Psychosocial Occupational Therapy: An Evolving Practice (4th ed.). Thorofare, NJ: SLACK Inc.

Smith, S., Gamble, M., & Boggis, T. (Nov 2017) Addressing Weight in Primary Care to Help Prevent Chronic Conditions. AOTA SIS Quarterly Practice Connections2(4), 13–15. 

Quarterman, A., & Boggis, T. (Feb 2017). Occupational therapy’s role in supporting aging in the community: It takes a village. SIS Quarterly Practice Connections. 2(1), 16–18.

Boggis, T., Kelly, M., Schumacher, K., Randt, N., & Erickson, D. (2013). Navigating cultural differences in interprofessional, international service-learning. Health and Interprofessional Practice 2(1):eP1052   Available at:

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

Recent Presentations

Boggis, T., Day, M., & Smith, K. (Oct 2018). Piloting Primary Care OT: Clinical Experience and Program Development. Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon Conference, Portland, OR.

Boggis, T., Smith, K., & Day, M. (April 2018). Poster: Occupational Therapy’s journey into Primary Care Practice in Oregon. AOTA Conference & Expo, Salt Lake City, UT.

Boggis, T. (Oct 2016). Occupational Therapy in Primary Care: What’s Happening? What’s Next? Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon Annual Conference, Clackamas OR.

Davis-Risen S., Boggis T., Reisch, R., Van Atta, J., Hacker, N., Parker.K.  Saito, E., McIlwain, A., & Begert, J. (June 2016). Poster: Simulation Based Learning to Promote Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Competencies. Western Consortium Conference: Physician Assistant Education Association, Hillsboro OR.