Pamela Toto, PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA, FSGA



Pamela Toto, Ph.D., OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA, FSGA is an Associate Professor and Director for the Doctor of Clinical Science in Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Pittsburgh. She is an occupational therapist, a researcher, and an educator who is nationally recognized within her field for her expertise in gerontology. She is Board Certified in Gerontology and a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. Dr. Toto has over 30 years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist providing services for older adults in the community and in long-term care settings. Dr. Toto’s clinical and research interests focus on the implementation of client-centered interventions in “real world” settings to promote independence, participation, and healthy aging in older adults. She has advanced knowledge on goal setting as a behavioral intervention and has served as principal investigator on several studies using Goal Attainment Scaling as an intervention/outcome to reduce disability in community-dwelling older adults. Specific topics of expertise and interest including frailty, physical activity, falls prevention, and environmental modification to promote aging in place. 

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  • Director and Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh
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