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Ellen Cullen, OTD, OTR/L

Capstone Coordinator, Adjunct Professor


Dr. Cullen is an Assistant Professor and Capstone Coordinator in the Occupational Therapy Program. Ellen M. Cullen is a Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist in New York State, bringing over 30 years of clinical experience to her role. As an OT interested in the intersection of occupation, coaching, and design, she serves as a mentor and coach to students and colleagues in the Greater Rochester area and beyond, utilizing her occupational therapy background to ignite innovation and change across contexts. In addition to her clinical and service work, Dr. Cullen owns JustGrowPlay, LLC, based in Rochester, NY. Her research interests include occupation-based coaching, entrepreneurship to facilitate occupational justice,  interprofessional practice, and school-based occupational therapy.  Ellen enjoys being with her family and developing her golf and pickle ball skills in her free time.