Shlomit Rotenberg

Assistant Professor
Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy

Room 928


Dr. Shlomit Rotenberg, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto. She was trained as an occupational therapist at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, where she also received her PhD in 2017. Dr. Rotenberg worked as an occupational therapist for 10 years in an inter-disciplinary geriatric clinic and community-based rehabilitation unit, working with adults and older adults with cognitive impairments.

Dr. Rotenberg’s research aims to enable autonomy, community engagement and continued participation in meaningful occupations of older adults. Her research focuses on understanding how cognitive impairments arising from aging and/or neurological deficits affect engagement in everyday life; elucidating the underlying mechanisms through which this happens; developing standardized ecological assessments to measure these effects; and developing and evaluating interventions to promote occupational engagement, health and wellbeing of older adults. Dr. Rotenberg’s studies are grounded in theory, combining quantitative and qualitative research approaches.

School of Graduate Studies

Associate Member

Research Keywords

Aging; Cognition, Functional; Participation; Ecological Assessments; Intervention Studies