Julie Kardachi, OTD, OTR/L, CLA

Academic Coordinator, Occupational Therapy

Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy

Department of Occupational Therapy

School of Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Fall prevention in elderly, adult neurological and cognitive rehabilitation and wheelchair seating and positioning


Julie Kardachi is an Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy (OT) program at Touro College School of Health Sciences in New York City. She earned a Bachelor of Applied Science (OT) from Latrobe University (formerly Lincoln Institute of Health Science) in Melbourne, Australia, a Post-Professional Master of Arts in OT from New York University, and a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Professor Kardachi has practiced occupational therapy in Australia, Great Britain and the U.S., and prior to joining the faculty of Touro College, she was an occupational therapy supervisor of inpatient neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation at New York University Langone Rusk at Hospital for Joint Diseases.


  • OTD, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, Utah
  • MA, School of Education, New York University, New York
  • BS, Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences, Melbourne, Australia

Recent Publications

Carlucci, C., Kardachi, J., Bradley, S. M., Prager, J., Wyka, K., & Jayasinghe, N. (2018). Evaluation of a community-based program that integrates joyful movement into fall prevention for older adults. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 4, 2333721418776789.

Professional Service

  • Chair, Touro College School of Health Sciences Academic Integrity Committee
  • Chair, Occupational Therapy Department Curriculum Committee

Memberships and Affiliations

  • AOTA

Teaching Responsibilities

  • HS 305: Human Gross Anatomy (Lab Assistant)
  • OT475: OT Theory and Practice: Physical Disabilities I
  • OT476: OT Theory and Practice: Physical Disabilities II
  • OT660: Advanced Clinical Neurology

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