Midge Hobbs OTD, OTR/L, is the IMPACT Practice Curriculum Director at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy entry-level doctoral program and serves as a Clinical Faculty Coordinator on one of the Interprofessional Dedicated Education units at MGH. In addition to her curriculum responsibilities coordinating interprofessional education at the Institute, Midge also spearheads a Mental Health Lab and teaches Foundations in Teaching and Learning in the ELOTD program.

Midge is originally from the UK and received her MA in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University in Boston. She earned a post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University where her innovative scholarship focused on narrative-based pedagogy to support interprofessional education and faculty development.

Clinically, Midge specializes in adolescent mental and behavioral health and currently serves as a clinical education consultant for Sheppard Pratt residential services in Baltimore, MD. She also has experience in long-term acute care, rehab, and home health with a specialty in cardiopulmonary conditions. She is invested in leadership development with experience at the national level representing the American Occupational Therapy Association.

  • Bachelors, Health Sciences/Complementary Medicine,  Westminster University, London, U.K
  • MA, Occupational Therapy, Tufts University, Medford, MA
  • OTD, Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Research Interests

  • Interprofessional Education
  • Mental Health
  • Leadership
  • Teaching and Learning


Hobbs, M., Knab, M., Bjorkman, A., & Doherty, R. (2020, October). Shaping Attitudes and Behaviors for Collaborative Practice with Interprofessional Peer Facilitators. Lightning Talk presented at NEXUS Summit 2020, Virtual Conference.

Hobbs, M., Knab, M. & Plummer, L. (2020, October). The Impact of Story in Shaping Strong, Sustainable Interprofessional Behaviors. Seminar presented at NEXUS Summit 2020, Virtual Conference.

Concordia, M.H., Doherty, R.F., Knab, M. & Hobbs, M. (2019, April). Advancing Interprofessional Education through Peer Facilitation. Poster presentation at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA

Doherty, R.F. & Hobbs, M. (2018, September). Simulation-Based Learning: Developing Professional Reasoning through Experience and Reflection. Short course presented at AOTA 2018 Education Summit, Louisville, KY

Tilton, M., Bolduc, J., Hobbs, M., & Hinds, J. (2018, April). Roadmap to Leadership: Skills for Leadership Sustainability. Workshop presented at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT

Hobbs, M. (2022). Cardiopulmonary Conditions. In Powers Dirette, D. & Atchison, B. (Eds.), Conditions in Occupational Therapy (p.388-407). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Hobbs, M. (2020). Cardiac and pulmonary diseases. In Powers Dirette, D. & Gutman, S. (Eds.), Occupational Therapy in Physical Dysfunction (p.839-857). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Hobbs, M. Editor. A Mindful Path to Leadership Series [online CEU courses]. Available from AOTA Press
Module 4: A Mindful Path to Advocacy (2018, May)
Module 3: Hobbs, M. & Lamb, A. (2016, May). A Mindful Path to Mentoring and Leadership
Module 2: A Mindful Path to Building Leadership Skills (2015, May)
Module 1: A Mindful Path to Leadership (2015, May)

Hobbs, M. (2017) Occupational Therapy and Aging in Place [online CU course]. Available from PDH Academy

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Awards and Honors

Award for Teaching Excellence, Occupational Therapy, 2021

This award honors an IHP instructor who is dedicated and committed to enhancing the educational experience of occupational therapy students. This individual consistently integrates learning activities/research mentorship that enable students to expand their knowledge, skills, and attitudes in occupation and evidence-based practice, interprofessional collaboration, and professional reasoning. 

American Occupational Therapy Association Service Award, 2018, 2017

Each year, AOTA recognizes and honors colleagues who have made significant contributions to the profession of occupational therapy.

American Occupational Therapy Association Service Award (2013-2016)

Chairperson, AOTA’s Emerging Leaders Development Committee (ELDC)

Member, AOTA’s Volunteer Leadership Development Committee (VLDC)