Megan Gately OTD, PhD, OTR/L

Voluntary Assistant Professor, Geriatrics

72 E. Concord Street | (781) 687-3143



Dr. Gately is an occupational therapist and researcher at the New England GRECC and a member of the GRECC Connect Adoption and Implementation core. Dr. Gately utilizes mixed methods to examine how telehealth can be optimized to reduce barriers to care, including remote delivery of occupational therapy services to meet the functional and quality of life needs of rural older adults and those with cognitive impairment.


PhD, Tufts University, 2020

Occupational Therapy, OTD, Tufts University, 2014

Occupational Therapy, MS, Tufts University, 2013

Literature, MA, Harvard University, 2007

English, BA, Suffolk University, 2000


Published on 10/1/2022

Gately ME, Waller D, Metcalf EE, Moo LR. Occupational Therapy Practitioner Perspectives of the Role of Caregivers in Video Telehealth. J Gerontol Nurs. 2022 Oct; 48(10):15-20. PMID: 36169296.

Published on 7/22/2022

Rasmussen R, Levari DE, Akhtar M, Crittle CS, Gately M, Pagan J, Brennen A, Cashman D, Wulff AN, Norton MI, Sommers SR, Urry HL. White (but Not Black) Americans Continue to See Racism as a Zero-Sum Game; White Conservatives (but Not Moderates or Liberals) See Themselves as Losing. Perspect Psychol Sci. 2022 Nov; 17(6):1800-1810. PMID: 35867341.

Published on 6/1/2022

Gately ME, Quach ED, Shirk SD, Trudeau SA. Understanding Variation in Adoption of Video Telehealth and Implications for Health Care Systems. Med Res Arch. 2022 Jun 01; 10(5). PMID: 36405543.

Published on 3/1/2022

Gately ME, Muccini S, McLaren JE, Moo LR. Experience of the healthcare system for caregivers of persons with dementia. Aging Health Res. 2022 Mar; 2(1). PMID: 36405242.

Published on 7/5/2021

Gately ME, Muccini S, Eggleston BA, McLaren JE. Program Evaluation of My Life, My Story: Virtual Storytelling in the COVID-19 Age. Clin Gerontol. 2022 Jan-Feb; 45(1):195-203. PMID: 34219605.

Published on 6/6/2021

Gately ME, Tickle-Degnen L, McLaren JE, Ward N, Ladin K, Moo LR. Factors Influencing Barriers and Facilitators to In-home Video Telehealth for Dementia Management. Clin Gerontol. 2022 Jul-Sep; 45(4):1020-1033. PMID: 34096477.

Published on 4/30/2021

Trudeau SA, Gately ME. Promoting Quality of Life in Advanced Dementia Care: Reading Buddies Program as Service-learning. OBM Geriat. 2021 Apr 30; 5(2). PMID: 34708211.

Published on 4/27/2021

Gately ME, Tickle-Degnen L, Voydetich DJ, Ward N, Ladin K, Moo LR. Video Telehealth Occupational Therapy Services for Older Veterans: National Survey Study. JMIR Rehabil Assist Technol. 2021 Apr 27; 8(2):e24299. PMID: 33904825.

Published on 12/8/2020

Gately ME, Tickle-Degnen L, Trudeau SA, Ward N, Ladin K, Moo LR. Caregiver Satisfaction with a Video Telehealth Home Safety Evaluation for Dementia. Int J Telerehabil. 2020 Dec 08; 12(2):35-42. PMID: 33520093.

Published on 8/3/2020

Nearing KA, Lum HD, Dang S, Powers B, McLaren J, Gately M, Hung W, Moo L. National Geriatric Network Rapidly Addresses Trainee Telehealth Needs in Response to COVID-19. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 09; 68(9):1907-1912. PMID: 32639578.

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