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Trudy Mallinson, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA to Serve as Associate Dean for Health Sciences Research

Mallinson began her role as associate dean for health sciences research on Jan. 1

Trudy Mallinson, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTAWASHINGTON (Jan. 3, 2018) — Trudy Mallinson, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, has been named associate dean for health sciences research at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS).

“We are excited to welcome Trudy to the health sciences leadership team,” noted Reamer L. Bushardt, PharmD, PA-C, DFAAPA, senior associate dean for health sciences and professor of physician assistant studies and Robert H. Miller, PhD, senior associate dean for research and Vivian Gill Distinguished Research Professor at SMHS. “She is an internationally recognized researcher and assessment expert who has demonstrated an aptitude for translating her experience as a successful mentor for early and mid-career investigators.”

In this role, Mallinson will be an important partner to chairs in the health sciences departments to shape and support the careers of early and mid-career investigators and scholars. She will facilitate and promote strategic planning for research within health sciences departments and centers, nurture the careers and professional development of researchers and research staff, improve the quality and impact of research, and foster growth of regional, national, and international research collaborations.

Mallinson has been a member of the SMHS faculty since 2013, first as a visiting associate professor and most recently as an associate professor of clinical research and leadership. Previously, she held faculty positions at University of Southern California and Northwestern University. She has also served in various capacities at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, Moulsham Grange Children’s Center in Chelmsford, England, and at Christchurch Hospital in Christchurch, New Zealand.

“It’s an honor to be selected to this role,” Mallinson said. “I look forward to providing guidance and support as we continue to develop the health sciences research portfolio at SMHS.”

She holds a Master of Science in occupational therapy and a Doctorate of Philosophy in public health, both from UIC. She also completed the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Services Research and Policy at Northwestern University. She holds occupational therapy licenses in Washington, D.C. and Virginia and maintains registration in New Zealand.

Mallinson began in her role as associate dean for health sciences research on Jan. 1, 2018.

Media: To interview Dr. Mallinson, please contact Ashley Rizzardo at or 202-994-8679.


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