Thais Petrocelli, OTD, MHA, OTR/L

Assistant Professor, OT Programs


St. Augustine, FL


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program


Mental Health


Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University
Master of Healthcare Administration, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Elizabethtown College

Research Interests

Intergenerational learning and Understanding
Mental health
Community-based care

Dr. Thais Petrocelli has been an occupational therapist for over 15 years. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. She holds a Master of Health Administration from University of Phoenix and a post-professional OTD degree from Thomas Jefferson University as well as an advanced practice certificate in Teaching in the Digital Age from Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Petrocelli has a varied clinical background, including inpatient psychiatrics (general and eating disorders), acute care, sub-acute rehabilitation, early intervention, and school-based care. In academia Dr. Petrocelli has served as an adjunct professor, academic fieldwork coordinator and on the advisory board of an academic-based OT clinic. Her areas of interest include inter-generational learning and understanding, young adults transitioning to adulthood, mental health, and community-based care.