Rivka Molinsky, OTR/L, PhD

Associate Dean of Students and Innovation

School of Health Sciences

portrait of Rivka Molinsky

Rivka A Molinsky, OTR/L, ADAC, PhD, Professor, is the Associate Dean of Students and Innovation at the Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS). She received both her BS and Post-Professional MA in Occupational Therapy from NYU, her PhD in International Health Educator/Practitioner from TUI, and has been a registered, licensed and practicing occupational therapist since 1992. Dr. Molinsky is focused on supporting student needs and is dedicated to finding cutting edge uses of innovative educational tools to further enhance the quality education in higher education. She is certified as an ADA Coordinator and acts as the Office of Disabilities Services Coordinator for the School of Health Sciences.

Clinical Specialty

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


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


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

Recent Publications

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.

Recent Presentations

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