Quinnipiac University
Michele A. Tarantino

Clinical Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Michele Tarantino has been an Occupational Therapist for 28 years. She is the academic fieldwork coordinator and assistant clinical professor in the occupational therapy department. Professor Tarantino is a low vision specialist and has completed the low vision certification program at Salus University and is certified through the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabiliation and Education Professionals.

Dr. Tarantino comes to Quinnipiac University from Home Health Care and has expertise in working with the geriatric populations in their homes. She is active in her community and church, and is on multiple committees including a Board Member for the Library for the Blind Advisory Committee, Connecticut OT Association Awards Committee, Opening and Affirming Committee at Church to ensure inclusion and equality, and has been on the BAWA Health Initiative Board assisting to build and run a health clinic and oversee health programming in Cameroon. Professor Tarantino has been a guest lecturer and speaker in community and academic settings.
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Education

  • BS, University of New Hampshire
  • MPH, Southern Connecticut State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Geriatrics/Gerontology/Ageing
  • Vision Rehab/Low Vision

Organization

  • Occupational Therapy

Mail Drop

  • NH-HSC

Experience

Quinnipiac University

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and Assistant Clinical Professor of Occupational Therapy

Hamden, CT USA

2020 - Present

University of Hartford

Adjunct Faculty in the Health Sciences Department

Hartford, CT USA

2019 - Present

Masonicare Home Health and Hospice

Manager of Rehabilitation Services

Wallingford, CT USA

2017 - 2020

Dominican College

Annual Lecturer in MOT program

Orangeburg, NY USA

2016 - Present

Quinnipiac University

Adjunct Faculty Occupational Therapy Department

Hamden, CT USA

2015 - 2020

Brookdale Senior Living

Care Transition Manager

Woodbridge, CT USA

2015 - 2017

EyeHelp Consulting, LLC

Owner and Clinician

Wallingford, CT USA

2013 - Present

Professional Designation