Avi-Itzhak, Tamara


Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education

    PhD Technion, Israel Institute of technology Social Planning 1977 
    MA City College, City University of New York Sociology 1973 
    BA Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Sociology 1972 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience

    York College, City University of New York Associate Professor Occupational Therapy 2006- 
    New York Institute of Technology Associate Professor Occupational Therapy 2001-2005 
    Touro College Asociate Professor Occupational Therapy 1997-2001 
    Montclair State University Assistant Professor School of Education 1994-1997 
    University of Haifa Assistant Professor Occupational Therapy 1980-1985 
    Stanford University Post Doctotat Fellowship Institute for Communication Research 197781979 
  3. Part-Time Academic Experience

    NYU Associate Professor Occupational Therapy 1985-1984 
  4. Non Academic Experience

    Place of EmploymentTitleDate
    College of Nursing, Rutgets, the State University of New Jersey Consultant 1995- 
    Department of Veteran Affairs, Philadelphia, PA Consultant 1995-97 
    New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Consultant 1994-1999 
  5. Employment Record At This Institution

    Associate Professor/Emergency line 2006-7 
    Associate Professor 2007- 
  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:

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    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        Avi-Itzhak, T. & Krauss, A.. "Assessing Occupational Therapy Students' Clinical Competence for Entry-Level Work-Related Practice." Work. In Press: .

        Robinson, J. P. Bradway, C. W. Bunting-Perry L. Avi-Itzhak, T. Magino, M. Chittamns, J. & Duda, J. E.. "Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men with Parkinson's Disease." Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. In Press: .

        Robinson, J. P., Burrell, S. A., & Avi-Itzhak, T.. "Validity testing of the Stopwatch Urine Stream Interruption Test in Radical Prostatectomy Patients." Journal of Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing. 39 2012: 545-551.

        Rouggiero, J. & Avi-Itzhak et al.. "Sleep and Psychomotor Vigilance in Female Shiftworkers." Biological Research for Nursing. 14 2012: 223-233.

        Obler, D. R. & Avi-Itzhak, T.. "Evidence-Based Practice: A Concurrent Validity Testing of the VMI and WRVMA in Children ages 4-11 /in press." Perceptual and Motor Skills. 113 2011: 377-385.

        Avi-Itzhak, T. & Krauss A.. "A Formative Outcome Assessment for Evaluating Occupational Therapy Students' Proficiency and Skills Required for Passing the NBCOT Computer-Based Cerification Test." Journal of Allied Health. 39 2010: 81-87.

        Avi-Itzhak, T & Krauss, A.. "The Clinical Value of the VMI Supplemental Tests: A Modified Replication Study." Optometry and Vision Science. 85 2007: 1007-1011.

        Robinson, J., Avi-Itzhak, T. & McCorcle, R.. "Psychometric Properties of the Male Urogenital Distress Inventory (MUDI) and Male Urinary Symptom Impact Questionnaire (MUSIQUE) in Radical Prostatectomy Patients." Urologic Nursing. 27 2007: 512-518.

        Chiarielo, B., Avi-Itzhak, T. & Obler, R.D.. "Comparing Supervisors'and Students' Level II Clinical Compettence Evaluation and Their Relationship to AFaculty Didactic CompetenceEvaluation: How Close Are We?." Israeli Journal of OT. 14 2005: 110-15.

        Lucas, J. Avi-Itzhaak T.. "Continuous Quality Improvement as an Innovation: Which Nursing Facility Adopts It"." Gerontologist. 45 2005: 68-77.

        Dimasso, J., Avi-Itzhak, T. & Obler, R. D.. "The Clubhouse Model: An Outcome Study on Attendence, Work Attainment and Status, and Hospitalization Recidism." Work. 17 2001: 23-30.

        Avi-Itzhak, T. and Kellner, H.. "Fieldwork Centers Approach: Supervisors' Perceptions of a Fieldwork Educational Alternative." Israeli Journal of OT. 21 1996: 18-26.

        Avi-Itzhak, T. & Kellner, H.. "Preliminary Assessment of a Fieldwork Educational Alternative: The Field Center Approach." American Journal of OT. 49 1994: 133-138.

        Avi-Itzhak, T. & Ben-Shem, I.. "Work Values of Freshman in Allied health and Helping Professions: A Comparative Study." The OT Journal of Research. 7 1993: 253-270.

        Avi-Itzhak, T & Kellner, H.. "A Longitudinal Study for Predicting Performance in an OT Educational Program." Israeli Journal of OT. 1 1992: 10-25.

        Ben-Shem i. & Avi-Itzhak, T.. "On Work Values and Career Choice in Freshman Students: The Case of the Helping Professions." Journal of Vocational Behavior. 39 1991: 369-379.

        Lefkofsky, S. & Avi-Itzhak, T.. "Pragmatic Learning and Media Course at New York University." American Journal of OT. 45 1991: 788-794.

      2. Chapters in Books:

        Avi-Itzhak, T.. "Attitudes of University Faculty Members Towards Student Ratings: A Macro-Dimensional Approach." Studies in Educational Administration. 2 1983: 255-262.

      3. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Government Reports or Monographs
    4. Book Reviews:

      "Delmar Cengage Learning Publishing House "Clinical Research In OT"" 2010: 612.

  7. Other Publications

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:
      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  8. Presented Papers, Lectures, And Exhibitions And Performances

    "On Standardized Tests of Visual Perception and Motor Skills in Assessing Typically Developing Palestinians, Israeli and American Kindergarten Children: A Cross-Cultural Approach" 2011: National AOTA Conference.

    "Differences in Admissions Methods/Weights between Public and Private Occupational Therapy Educational Programs" 2010: New York State Occupational Therapy Association.

    "On Visual Perception and Visual-Motor Skills in Typically Developing Palestinians, Israeli and American Kindergarten Children: A Cross-Cultural Comparisons" 2010: World Federation of Occupational Therapy Association.

    "Does Performance on the VMI Predicts Performance on the BOT in Children ages 5-11 referred to OT Srvices?" 2010: National AOTA Conference.

    "A Cross-Cultural Comparisons of Visual Perception and Motor Skills in Typically Developing Palestinians, Israeli and American Children" 2010: World Federation of OT.

    "Volunteer Leadership in Professional Organizations: A Motivational Profile" 2010: National AOTA Conference.

    "Reported Stress among Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Nursing Students/Poster" 2010: National AOTA conference.

    "The Effects of Experiential Learning on Developing Communication Skills in Occupational Therapy Students?Poster" 2010: National AOTA Conference.

    "The Generalizability of the Sensory Motor and Motor Tests in ChildrenAges 5-11 referred to OT Services" 2009: National AOTA Conference.

    "The Ability of the NBCOT Certification Examination Readiness Tool to Predict Performance on NBCOT CBT Practice Exam" 2009: National AOTA Conference.

    "Reported Stress among Occupational TherapyPhysical Therapy, and Nursing Students" 2009: National AOTA Conference.

    "Increasing Occupational Therapy Students' Proficiency and Skills Required for Passing the NBCOT Computer-Based Cerification Test: An Assessment of a Testing Preparation Seminar" 2008: National AOTA Conference.

    "An Exploratory Study of the Lower Urinary Tract Symptom and Quality of Life in Men with Parkinson Disease-the Second Stage" 2008: HSR&D National Meeting.

    "The Clinical Value of the Beery VMI Integration Supplemental Tests: A Modified Replication Study" 2008: National AOTA Conference.

    "A Qualitative and Quantitative Outcome Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Particiapation in a Workshop for Parents for Children with Special Needs" 2008: National AOTA Conference.

    "Basic Research Design for the OT Practitioner" 2007: New York State OT Association Conference.

    "Single Mothers Caring for Children with a Disability: Obstacles Encountered Lessons Learned" 2006: National AOTA Conference.

    "Visual Motor Skills as a Predictor of Language Fundamentals: An Investigation of Practice and Measurement-Related Issues" 2005: National AOTA Conference.

    "Developing Clinical Research: Seeking Evidence of Efficacy" 2004: New Jersy State OT Association Conference.

    "The Construct Validity of the VMI and the WRVMA" 2004: National AOTA Conference.

    "The Relationship of Fieldwork Performance, Didactic Performance and Coping Style/Strategies: A Quantitative Study" 2003: National AOTA Conference.

    "Increasing Tripod Grasp in Typically Developing Children Ages 4-5" 2002: Worl Federation of OT.

    "An Innovative methodology for Teaching OT/OTA Role Delineation" 2002: National AOTA Conference.

    "The Effect of the Clubhouse Model on Employment Statust and Rehospitalization Recidivism" 2002: National AOTA Conference.

  9. Patents


  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:

      Avi-Itzhak, T., Obler, D. R., Engel-Yeger, B., Taiser, M & Josman, N.. "The Clinical Validity of the VMI for Israeli, Palestinians and American children.." Child Development. 2013: .

    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:
    4. Research in progress:
  11. Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

    Catherine-Ann Lawrence Literary Excelence Award for the paper: Psychometric Properties of the Male Urogenital Disteree Inventory (MUDI) and the Male Urinary Symptom Impact Questionnaie (MUSIQ) in Radical Prostatectomy Patients.-, Nurologic Nursing Association: 2007.

  12. Grants-In-Aid

    York College,RFP, York technology Fee Committee. 2007: $3,500.

    York College, RFP, York College technology Fee Committee. 2009: $3,500.

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Associate Program Director: 2011-2013.

      Curriculum Committee: 2006- 2013.

      Evaluation of Students for Course Failure and Dismissal: 2006-.

      P & B: 2009-.

      Providing statistical/methodological consultation to faculty and students: 2006-.

      Providing program outcome assessments: 2006-.

      Search Committee-Faculty: 2009.

      Search Committee-Faculty Fieldwork Coordinator: 2009.

    2. Service to the School

      Curriculum Committee: 2011-2013.

      Assessment Committee: 2007-2009.

      Search Committee- assessment coordinator: 2007.

      Senate: 2008- 2010.

      Search Committee- Dean School of health and Behavioral Sciences: 2010-.

    3. Service to the College

      York College Library and Technology Committee: 2006-.

      York College Curriculum Committee: 2011-2013.

    4. Service to the Graduate Center
    5. Service to the University
  14. Offices Held In Professional Societies

  15. Other Professional Activities And Public Service

    Reviewer- Journal Child Development: 2013-.

    Reviewer- Journal of Alled Health Professions: 2010-.

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      OT OT417 Research Methods 
      OT OT513 Systems Management 
      OT OT517 Research Design 
      OT OT518 Research Seminar I 
      OT OT519 Research Seminar II 
      OT OT521 Research SeminarII 
      OT OT522 Research Seminar IV 
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):

      , Responsible for revising and updating the research sequence (A total of five courses).

Avi-Itzhak, Tamara

Avi-Itzhak, Tamara
Associate Professor
Occupational Therapy