Linda Tickle-Degnen, PH.D, OTR/L, FAOTA

Linda Tickle-Degnen is Professor and Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy and directs the Health Quality of Life Lab at Tufts University, Medford, MA. Her research focuses on cross-cultural nonverbal and verbal communication, emotion, interpersonal rapport and stigma during daily life activities in different cultures. She and her students study individuals with facial movement disorders and develop interventions to reduce stigma and improve quality of life.

Professor Tickle-Degnen will be on Sabbatical in 2012.