Virginia E. Koenig, OTD, MSA, OTR/L

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Occupational Therapy MS

School of Health Sciences

Virginia Crippen

Clinical Specialty

 Gerontology, Program Development


  • Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA. Doctor of Occupational Therapy (2017)
  • Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI. Master of Science in Administration (2004)
  • New York Institute of Technology, Westbury, NY. Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (2001)
  • Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY. Associate of Science in Business: Accounting (1985)

Honors and Awards

  • Vera Jean Clark Brown Service Award (2021) Touro College, Occupational Therapy Program, NY
  • Pi Theta Epsilon Occupational Therapy Honor Society (2019) Touro College, NY
  • Merit Award for Practice (2018) NYSOTA, NY
  • OT Clinician Award (2017) Touro College, Occupational Therapy Program, NY
  • Alpha Eta National Honor Society (2016) New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), NY
  • Nu Epsilon Tau Honor Society (2001), NYIT, NY
  • Award for Outstanding Student Performance in Psychosocial Fieldwork: Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY, (2001) NYIT, Occupational
  • Therapy Department, NY
  • Award for Outstanding Academic Performance (2001) NYIT, Occupational Therapy Department, NY



"A Health Literacy Universal Precautions Workshop for Touro College School of Health Sciences Students." (2021). Principal Investigator and Faculty Mentor, Occupational Therapy Program, Touro College, New York, NY.

“Development and Implementation of an Online OT Community-Based Level II Fieldwork Program During a Global Pandemic” (2021).
Co-Investigator, Occupational Therapy Program, Touro College, New York, NY,

Recent Publications

Collins, T., Koenig, V.E., Dapice Wong, S., Buccina, M., Purohit, R.B., Leiser, S.K., & Cullinane, D., Community based OT program planning: A virtual level II fieldwork program developed in response to the global pandemic, Journal of Occupational Therapy Education (JOTE), 6(3)

Koenig, VE (2021) Development and implementation of a viable level II occupational therapy program in a juvenile justice setting, Annals of International Occupational Therapy, 4 (1), 44-52,

Koenig, VE & Provident, I.M. (2019) Workshop series for occupational therapists using the US agency for healthcare research and quality’s health literacy universal precautions toolkit and other supported tools. Health Education Journal, 78 (4), 451-463,

Recent Presentations

  • “Virtual Health Promotion: Fieldwork Placement Experiences During a Global Pandemic and Beyond.” World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT). Coauthors: M. Buccina, D. Cullinane, S. Dapice-Wong, J. Kardachi, S. Leiser, R. Purohit, August 2023
  • “Behavioral Health Workforce and Education Training, Interprofessional Education in Behavioral Health: ” Touro College BHWET Grant Team Presentation for Touro Faculty, January, 2022
  • “Behavioral Health Workforce and Education Training (BHWET) Agency Orientation” Touro College BHWET Grant Team Presentation for Students and Community Agencies, December, 2021
  • “Creating visual aids that garner the attention your research deserves.” Touro College School of Health Sciences Annual Research Retreat (Virtual), February 2021
  • “OT students’ promotion of healthy aging.: Touro College University Systems, Healthy Aging in the Era of COVID-19 Conference (Virtual), November 2020
  • Poster: “A health literacy universal precautions workshop for OT students.” Coauthors: T. Rosen & T. Hoffman. 2019 Annual Conference, New York State Occupational Therapy Association (NYSOTA), Palisades, New York, November 2019

Professional Service

  • AOTA Member
  • MOTEC-NY/NJ Member
  • New York City Medical Reserve Corp Member
  • Executive Chairperson: Alpha Eta, National Allied Health Honor Society, Chapter 83, Touro University
  • Project Team Member and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Student Recruitment and Clinical Placement Specialist, “Behavioral health Workforce Education and Training Program for Occupational Therapy, Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Social Work Master’s Students.” HRSA, Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Professionals, #HRSA-21-089 ($1,775,000; 2021-2025)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • AOTA Member
  • Co-Chair and Member, MOTEC-NY/NJ
  • New York City Medical Reserves Corp Member

Teaching Responsibilities

New Curriculum

  • OTHN 390: Professional Development 
  • OTHN 392: Level I Mental Health 
  • OTHN 606: Level I Fieldwork 
  • OTHN 691: Level II Fieldwork
  • OTHN 692: Level II Fieldwork
  • OTHN 693: Level II Specialty Elective
  • OTHN 715: Program Development in Occupational Therapy