Tiffany Boggis, MBA, OTR/L

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With more than 25 years of experience as an occupational therapy practitioner, manager, and consultant within a variety of rehabilitation, outpatient and community settings that spans four continents, Tiffany Boggis brings to the School of Occupational Therapy a complementary mix of clinical expertise, business prowess, international perspectives and teaching experiences. Having had students by her side throughout most of her career, and having taught in a variety of environments both nationally and internationally, Tiffany promotes a collaborative learning and teaching environment. Applying her business background with occupational therapy (OT) practice, she is consistently engaged in developing new occupational therapy and interprofessional programs within organizations and the community with an aim to promote the health and well being of marginalized populations, who may not be able to otherwise receive health services both nationally and abroad.

With the onset of health care reform in the USA comes emerging opportunities for occupational therapy practice. Tiffany collaborates with her OT professional associations and the State legislature to help assure that the profession of OT is a recognized and valued profession in the emerging areas of primary care, telehealth, behavioral health, and habilitative services. Tiffany's scholarly work and practice is further dedicated to the development of interprofessional learning opportunities for students, designed to promote cultural sensitivity and global awareness.

Tiffany has a passion for novelty and adventure. Her reflective side balances the side of her that seeks high adventure. Her general curiosity and personal engagement in diverse life occupations support her role as academic faculty member, mentor, and community service provider.  She lives by the motto “one never works a day in ones life if one does what they love and love what they do.”  Tiffany loves what she does.


2002 | Certificate in Intercultural Communications, Institute for Intercultural Communication, Oregon

1996 | Certificate of Thai Massage, Wat Pho Massage School, Bangkok, Thailand

1992 | Master of Business Administration, Portland State University, Oregon

1979 | BS, Occupational Therapy, University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire


2015 | 2013 Certificate of Recognition: La Fundacion Hogar de Ancianos de Jinotepe, Nicaragua

2013 Engaged Faculty Award: Pacific University Center for Civic Engagement and Office of Diversity  

2011 Community Service Recognition Award: Alcaldía Municipal de Granada, Nicaragua

2011 Presidents Award for Excellence in Professional Education: Pacific University Oregon

2010 Grace Black Award: Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon

2008 - 2010 Co-Legislative Chair, Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon

2007 - present | Manuscript Reviewer: Prentice Hall, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, FA Davis & Slack Inc.

2007 - present | Coordinator, Interprofessional International Education in Nicaragua, College of Health Professions, Pacific University, Oregon

Selected Publications

Boggis, T., Kelly, M., Schumacher, K., Randt, N., & Erickson, D. (2013). Navigating cultural differences in interprofessional, international service-learning. Health and Interprofessional Practice 2(1):eP1052    Available at:

Boggis, T. (2012). "Effectiveness of a developmental curricular design to graduate culturally competent health practitioners" Journal of Allied Health, 41(3). 140-146

MacRae, A. & Boggis, T. (2012) "Environmental and cultural considerations" In E. Cara, & A. MacRae. Psychosocial occupational therapy: A clinical practice. (3rd ed.) (pp. 28-60). Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning

Reisch, R., Boggis, T., Shaffer, K., Brown, S., & Black, A. (2011). "Description of a Model of Interprofessional Global Education for Allied Health Students" Health and Interprofessional Practice 1(1):eP1001.  

Boggis, T. (June 2009).  "Health promotion for elders in Nicaragua: Interdisciplinary international educational opportunities for Pacific University health programs" Interface: Journal of Education, Community, and Values 9 (5). Available

Boggis, T. (2009).  "Enacting pADL’s in occupational therapy education: The health care disparities in Oregon project"  In N. Pollard, D. Sakellariou, & F. Kronenberg (Eds). A political practice of occupational therapy  (pp. 145-155).  Oxford: Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone

Recent Presentations

Boggis, T. Occupational Therapy in Primary Care: What’s Happening? What’s Next? Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon Annual Conference, Clackamas OR, Oct 2016

Davis-Risen S., Boggis T., Reisch, R., Van Atta, J., Hacker, N., Parker.K.  Saito, E., McIlwain, A., & Begert, J. Simulation Based Learning to Promote Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Competencies (poster), Western Consortium Conference: Physician Assistant Education Association, Hillsboro OR June 2016

Boggis, T. White S. Davis-Risen, S. Course Development for Interprofessional Student Community Based Practice in Nicaragua  (poster). American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL April 2016

Boggis, T., Custer, A.,  & Hawkins, L. Emerging Opportunities in Occupational Therapy Practice to Facilitate Access to Services. OTAO Annual Conference, Bend OR, Oct 2015

Davis-Risen, S., Keetay, V., Boggis, T., Cicirello, N., Dimmler, L., Fuentes D., Krusen, N., Parker, K., Roberts S.,  & Zuniga. R.  Development of an Interprofessional Global Health Course Series at Pacific University College of Health Professions. Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, Scottsdale, AZ, Oct 2015

Boggis, T., Black A., Gunesch A., & Martin E. Application of the Kawa Model to Inform International Interprofessional Community-Based Practice. AOTA Annual Conference, Nashville TN, April 2015

DeLaTorre, A., Brown Wilson K., Neal, M.B., & Boggis, T. Building Community Capacity to Enhance the Well-being of Older Adults in Nicaragua: An Overview of Efforts from Ongoing International Collaborations. Gerontology Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington D.C., Nov 2014

Boggis, T., Davis-Risen, S., Zuniga, R. & Reisch, B. An Innovative Integrated Educational Approach To Prepare Allied Health Students For Community Interprofessional Practice. Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions; Las Vegas, Oct 2014

Black A. & Boggis, T. Development of Capacity Through Community Partnerships to Promote the Health of Older Adults in Nicaragua. (poster) World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress, Yokohama Japan, June 2014

Boggis, T., Neal, M.B, Brown Wilson, K, DeLaTorre, A., & Cannon, M. Student Experiences in Two University Service-Learning Programs in Nicaragua. Gerontology Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, Nov 2013

Davis-Risen, S. & Boggis T.  Nicaragua Service Learning Project: A Reproducible Model for Interprofessional Student Engagement. Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Education Forum, Memphis, October 2013.

Boggis, T. International Partnerships in Occupational Therapy Education. American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, San Diego, April 2013

Boggis, T. Effectiveness of a Developmental Curricular Design to Graduate Culturally Sensitive Occupational Therapy Practitioners. American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Philadelphia, April 2011



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