The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy: Board Member Profiles
Yael Goverover, OTR/L, PhD


Yael Goverover, OTR/L, PhD


Editorial Board



Yael Goverover, OTR/L, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at New York University. Her main research interests focus on cognitive and functional impairments resulting from brain injuries. She studied cognitive components and their associations with activities of daily living and participation in individuals with acute brain injuries and persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). Her current interests include developing interventions aimed at improving everyday functioning and quality of life in individuals with brain injuries and MS. She received the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Fellowship award, a National Multiple Sclerosis Society grant, and BioGen IDEC grants to support studies related to improving learning and memory of functional tasks in MS, developing assessment of functional cognition, and investigating the functional implication of cognitive impairments in MS. She received a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Tel Aviv University in Israel in 1993 and a master’s degree (with honors) in developmental psychology and educational counseling from Tel Aviv University in 1996. In 2002, she graduated with a PhD in occupational therapy from NYU. She is currently a visiting professor at the Neuropsychology & Neuroscience Laboratory at the Kessler Foundation.

Yael Goverover, OTR/L, PhD