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Amy Lorino, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Clinical Associate Professor

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences


Amy Lorino joined Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences in September 2022 as a clinical associate professor for the Division of Occupational Therapy. 

She comes to Binghamton from the occupational therapy assistant program at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., where she was academic fieldwork coordinator and associate director. She has 31 years of professional occupational therapy experience, including five years in full-time academic roles, and nearly 10 years in formal rehabilitation leadership and management roles.

As a clinician, Lorino specializes in community and home health practice for adults with physical and psychosocial challenges, with a focus on health management occupations. She has worked in a variety of clinical practice areas across the continuum of healthcare, including early intervention and preschool, pediatric and adolescent residential care, inpatient and outpatient adult and adolescent psychiatry, and acute, skilled nursing, and outpatient rehabilitation contexts.


  • OTD, Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • MS, occupational therapy, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • BS, education, State University of New York at Oneonta, Oneonta, N.Y.

Research Interests

  • Reflexive occupational therapy practice
  • Experiences of health management occupations
  • Occupational therapy for adults with multiple chronic conditions
  • Development of professional identity

Clinical Interests

  • Adult community and home health practice
  • Functional cognition for health management occupations
  • Holistic occupational therapy assessment
  • Best practices for providing value-based care
  • Health equity

Teaching Interests

  • Health promotion
  • Mental health practice
  • Administration and management
  • Occupational therapy theory and professional foundations
  • Therapeutic relationships and communication
  • Qualitative research

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