Mary W. Hildebrand, OTD, OTR/L

Mary Hildebrand
Associate Professor
Occupational Therapy
(617) 643-5587
Office Location: 
Shouse - 243

Mary Hildebrand, OTD, OTR/L, is an associate professor and 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. 

2018 - Award for Teaching Excellence from the MGH Institute of Health Professions Department of Occupational Therapy
2017 - Partners in Excellence Team Award for the IMPACT Practice Center Design Team, MGH Institute of Health Professions
2017 - Partners in Excellence Team Award for the Interprofessional Health Care Partnership for Chronic Care Team
2016 - Partners in Excellence Team Award for S-IHP Comprehensive Aphasia Program (CAP) Planning Team

Research Interests

Caregivers of persons with stroke
Depression and anxiety after stroke
Work adaptations for farmers with disability or chronic conditions
Treatment fidelity in rehabilitation intervention research


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


Select Recent Publications

Hildebrand, M.W. (2021). Caregiving after stroke. In G. Gillen & D. Nilsen (Eds.), Stroke rehabilitation: A function-based approach (5th ed., Chapter 14). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier

Hildebrand, M.W. (2021). Restoring home, work, and recreation roles. In D. P. Dirette & S. A. Gutman (Eds.), Occupational therapy in physical dysfunction (8th ed., Chapter 29). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer. 

Delis, P. C., Corless, I. B., Young, I., Hildebrand, M. W., Bell J. G., & Tarbet, A. (2020). Does patient-provider race/ethnicity concordance impact outcomes for adults with lupus? Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 13(1), 5.  


Select Recent Presentations

Hildebrand, M. W., Brinkley, J., Timmons, S., & Mendez, F. (2018). What occupational and physical therapists know about farmers’ health. Journal of     Agromedicine, 1-10. 

Berger, S., Escher, A., Hildebrand, M., & Connor, L.T. (2017). Modifying outcome measures to support participation for people with aphasia. OT Practice, 22(10), 10-13 

Nicholas, M., Pittmann, R., Pennington, S., Savastano, M., Hildebrand, M. W. & Ambrosi, D. “S-IHP’s CAP: Interprofessional Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program for Life Participation: Lessons Learned Across Three Years.” Seminar presented to American Speech Language Hearing Association National Convention, Boston, MA on November 17, 2018.

Curriculum Vitae