Jessica DeMarinis Asiello, OTD, OTR/L is an Instructor in the Department of Occupational Therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, primarily for the newly developed online Post-Professional OTD program.

Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science with honors in human development from Cornell University and a Master of Science and Post-professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Boston University.

Her clinical practice is in acute care at Massachusetts General Hospital, with specialty experience in the ICU setting. She continues to collaborate with colleagues at MGH on clinical and scholarly activities. She is the principal investigator for an ongoing project on the value of OT in functional and cognitive evaluation of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) candidates.

She has co-authored peer-reviewed and professional publications and has presented her research at the American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy Conference, and the AOTA/OTCAS Education Summit.

  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Post-professional, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Research Interests

  • OT in the ICU and acute care
  • Functional recovery in cardiac and neurological populations
  • Transition to adulthood for youth with disabilities
  • Healthcare management and administration
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning

Presentations

Recent Presentations

Jelenik, C., Asiello, J., Rude, A., & Spanos, M. (2020, March). An evidence-based standard of care for OT preoperative evaluation of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) candidates. Short course at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA. (Conference canceled)

Asiello, J., Jelenik, C., Rude, A., & Spanos, M. (2019, October). OT role in left ventricular assist device candidates. Presentation at Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy Conference, Norwood, MA.

DeMarinis, J. (2018, April). Healthcare transition for young adults with disabilities: Resources for occupational therapy practitioners. Short course at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Recent Publications

Ranford, J., Asiello, J., Cloutier, A., Cortina, K., Thorne, H., Erler, K.S., Frazier, N., Sadlak, C., Rude, A., & Lin, D.J. (2019). Interdisciplinary stroke recovery research: The perspective of occupational therapists in acute care. Frontiers in Neurology, 10, 1327. doi:10.3389/fneur.2019.01327

Cohn, E. S. & DeMarinis, J. A. (2016). Demonstrating the value of sensory integration approaches by addressing and measuring outcomes that matter to families [Continuing education article]. OT Practice, 21(17), CE-1-CE-8.