Rivka Molinsky, OTR/L, PhD

Associate Dean of Students and Innovation

Rivka Molinsky
  • Campus:
    School of Health Sciences
  • Phone:
    212-463-0400 x5518; 631-665-1600 x6318; 718-236-2661 x36337
  • Email:

Dr. Molinsky is focused on supporting student needs and is dedicated to moving the SHS towards cutting edge use of innovative educational tools to further enhance the quality education offered at the SHS.  She is the ODS SHS Coordinator.  She brings rich experience in technology, student advocacy and healthcare to the administrative team at the School of Health Sciences.  Dr. Molinsky has been a registered, licensed and practicing occupational therapist since 1992.


  • BS, Occupational Therapy, New York University
  • MA, Post-Professional Occupational Therapy, New York University
  • PhD, International Health, Educator/Practitioner, Trident University

Clinical Specialty

  • Technology and Innovation
  • Multicultural Diversity and Inclusion
  • Adult rehabilitation

Research Agenda

  • Agenda: Cultural impact on health and behavior risk factors; Technology in higher education; Inter-professional education


Molinsky, R. (2014, December).  Increasing Diversity within the Profession. OT Practice. 19(12) pp 11

Costa, D., Molinsky, R., & Sauerwald, C. (2012). Collaborative intraprofessional education with occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant students. OT Practice17(21), CE-1-CE-7

Costa, D., Molinsky, R., Kent, J. P., & Sauerwald, C. (2011). Integrating mental health knowledge and skills into academic and fieldwork education. OT Practice16(19), CE1-CE7.



Molinsky, Burke, Hagan, Weill, Sharir, Dapice-Wong (2016). Interprofessional implementation of an Academic Electronic Health Record (AEHR). Maimonides Medical Center’s Fourth Annual Nursing Research Conference

Molinsky, Alexander, Bennett, Borrero, Castillo, Gottesman, Gupta, Gurock, (2016).  Culturally-Sensitive Care Hands-On Treatment Experience with Simulated Clients from Diverse Backgrounds. AOTA Annual Conference

Molinsky, Kornblau, Mollo, Kardachi, Lape, Kelder, (2016). The Current Climate of Teaching—Accommodations.  AOTA Annual Conference