Mary Hildebrand, OTD, OTR/L, is an associate professor emerita in the Department of Occupational Therapy. She also served as the Director of the Tabor-Connor Family Occupational Therapy Center for Learning, Participation, and Rehabilitation (OT CLiPR) at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Dr. Hildebrand taught in the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University in Saint Louis, MO, and in the Department of Occupational Therapy at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Her research interests include interventions for caregivers of people who have had a stroke, the effect of aphasia on participation after stroke, prevention and treatment of mental health disorders as a result of stroke, work adaptation for farmers and agricultural workers with disabilities or chronic conditions, prevention and treatment of depression in older adults, and self-management of chronic conditions and health promotion. 

Dr. Hildebrand has published and presented at state, national, and international levels. She has volunteered for state and national occupational therapy organizations in a variety of roles. She has also served on two committees for national speech and language associations.

  • BS, Psychology, University of Tulsa, Tulsa OK
  • MOT, Texas Woman's University, Houston, TX
  • OTD, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Caregivers of persons with stroke
  • Depression and anxiety after stroke
  • Work adaptations for farmers with a disability or chronic conditions
  • Treatment fidelity in rehabilitation intervention research

Dr. Hildebrand has published numerous papers - some titles are highlighted below. You can view a complete listing of Dr. Hildebrand's publications on ResearchGate or in her CV. 

Caregiving after stroke.  

Does patient-provider race/ethnicity concordance impact outcomes for adults with lupus?.  


See ResearchGate Profile


In addition, Dr. Hildebrand regularly presents at conferences and industry events. Please see her CV for a complete list of presentations.

What occupational and physical therapists know about farmers’ health.

Modifying outcome measures to support participation for people with aphasia.

S-IHP’s CAP: Interprofessional Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program for Life Participation: Lessons Learned Across Three Years at American Speech Language Hearing Association National Convention.

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Awards and Honors

Award for Teaching Excellence from the Department of Occupational Therapy, 2018

MGH Institute of Health Professions 

Partners in Excellence Team Award, 2017

For the IMPACT Practice Center Design Team, MGH Institute of Health Professions

Partners in Excellence Team Award, 2017

For the Interprofessional Health Care Partnership for Chronic Care Team

Partners in Excellence Team Award, 2016

For S-IHP Comprehensive Aphasia Program (CAP) Planning Team