Quinnipiac University
Barbara E Nadeau

Clinical Professor of Occupational Therapy

Program Dir of Post Professional Doc of Occupational Therapy

Welcomes Media Inquiries


  • BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MA, University of Hartford
  • PHD, Lesley University

Areas of Expertise

  • Neurology/Neuroscience
  • Disability Studies
  • Education/Teaching and Learning


  • Occupational Therapy

Office Location

  • Medicine, Nursing, Health Sci 362

Mail Drop

  • NH-HSC


U-Conn Health Center PCORI Study - Care Management for Cognitively Vulnerable Adults


Farmington, CT

2018 - Present

U-Conn Health Center Care of Persons with Dementia in their Environments (COPE) Translational Study


Farmington, CT

2015 - 2018

Quinnipiac University

Clinical Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy & Program Director Post-Professional OT Programs

Hamden, CT

2009 - Present

Brain Injury Solutions, LLC


Middlefield, CT

2007 - Present

Quinnipiac University

Part-Time Faculty

Hamden, CT

2005 - 2009

Brain Injury Alliance of CT

Director of Education

Windsor, CT

2002 - 2007

Staff Builders Home Care Services & Gentiva Health Care

Homecare OT

West Hartford & Farmington, CT

2000 - 2002

University of Hartford

Assistant Professor/Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

West Hartford, CT

1993 - 2000

Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center

Occupational Therapist

Windsor, CT

1989 - 1993

Visiting Nurse Association of the Valley

Therapy Coordinator

Derby, CT

1987 - 1989

Treasure Coast Rehabilitation Hospital

Occupational Therapist

Vero Beach, FL

1987 - 1987

Selected Publications

Perceived Influence of Role-Emerging Fieldwork Experience on Clinical Practice and Professional Development of Entry-Level OTs

Nadeau, B. Bondoc,S.

AOTA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA (2019)

Social isolation risk factors among community-dwelling older adults: The perceptions of OT practitioners in the skilled nursing facility setting

Smith, A., Nadeau B.

AOTA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA (2019)

OT Practitioners’ Perception of Their Role in Care Coordination

Allgier, A., Nadeau, B.

AOTA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA (2019)

Cognitive Rehab in Acute Care

Nadeau, B.

Hartford, CT, Hartford Hospital Occupational Therapy Department (2019)

Assessing Cognition in an Acute Care Environment

Nadeau, B.

Waterbury, CT, St. Mary's Hospital Rehab Department (2019)

Impact of Concussion on the Collegiate Student: Classroom Implications

Westcott, E., Nadeau, B., Bondoc, S.

Lilly Conference, Bethesda, MD (2019)

A research method to capture the voices and experiences of individuals with disabilities In real-time through the use of verbal ecological momentary assessment.

Nadeau, B.

World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) International Congress, Cape Town, South Africa (2018)

Addressing the occupational needs of underserved populations and expanding areas of practice through academic fieldwork partnerships

Bondoc, S., Nadeau, B., Toussaint, L., Aptaker, D.

WFOT International Congress, Cape Town, South Africa (2018)

Cognitive Assessments

Nadeau, B.

Hartford, CT, Mount Sinai Rehab Hospital (2018)

Building a Community-Based Team Approach that Works

Nadeau, B., McEwen, W., DuPointe, C., Crane, C., James, L.

Brain Injury Alliance of CT Annual Conference, North Haven, CT (2018)

Neuroanatomy for Beginners

Nadeau, B.

ABI Waiver Program Advanced Training, New Britain, CT (2018)

Participation and engagement: Older adults' perceptions of community accessibility

Krsiak, K. & Nadeau, B.

AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT (2018)

Successful long-term lifestyle change -- what works: Implications for OT practice

Gulledge, M & Nadeau, B.

AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT (2018)

What do occupational therapy assistant students really think of fieldwork level I?

Adamo-Cass, F. & Nadeau, B.

AOTA annual conference, Salt Lake City, UT (2018)

Translating the care of persons with dementia in their environments (COPE) intervention: study characteristics, treatment principles, and case stories.

Piersol, C., Fortinsky, R., Gentes, C., Toussaint, L., Nadeau, B., Gitlan, L.

AOTA Conference, Philadelphia, PA (2017)

The influence of role emerging fieldwork on perceptions of occupational therapy

Toussaint, L. & Nadeau, B.

AOTA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA (2017)

Perceptions and needs of volunteer teachers in a house of worship who interact with children with less visable disabilities

Francois-Duncombe, K. & Nadeau, B.

AOTA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA (2017)

Anger Management and ABI

Nadeau, B.

ABI Advanced Waiver Program Training, Middletown, CT (2016)

Brain injury and parenting

Nadeau, B.

Connecticut Department of Children and Families, Middletown, CT (2016)

Healthcare at home: In walks a stranger

Nadeau B.

Paper presented at Taos International Institute Relational Practices in Health & Healthcare Conference, Cleveland, OH (2016)

Disrupted dance or just out of step? The role of sociocultural norms and individual beliefs on co-occupation

Nadeau, B.

Paper presented at Joint Research Conference of the Study of Occupation: USA and the Canadian Society of Occupational Scientists, , Portland, ME (2016)

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