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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Occupational Therapy Program

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Daurn Tribble, MS, OTR/L
Assistant Professor, Part Time

OT Program Administrator
(718) 270-7730


Beth K. Elenko, PhD, OTR/L, BCP

Interim Chair and Assistant Professor
phone: (718) 270-7731


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Occupational Therapy, New York University, 2000
  • Post-Professional Master of Arts, Occupational Therapy, New York University, 1995
  • Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy, Eastern Michigan University, 1987

Advanced Credentials:

  • Board Certification in Pediatrics, by the American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment of Children, by the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association - since 1989
  • Approved Provider for New York State Department of Health, Early Intervention since 1996

Personal Statement:

I have extensive experience providing occupational therapy services to pediatric populations in a variety of settings including home, hospital and school-based practice areas. especially treating children birth to five years of age in their natural environments. I am passionate about teaching occupational therapy with real world experiences that will help them with their clients across the lifespan. I am involved in AOTA's Pediatric Workgroup to network with clinicians across the country. Over my professional career I have worn many different hats and sometimes simultaneously and believe that we all share in the roles of clinician, researcher and educator of our future clinicians.

Research Interests:

  • family-centered best practice
  • collaborative embedded coaching early intervention practices
  • natural environments
  • inclusion
  • pediatric treatment strategies

Scholarly Interests:


  • Associate Director, Early Intervention Specialization Program (EISP) SUNY Downstate, Department of Occupational Therapy US Department of Education, Office of Special Education, Project# H325K080338 September, 2008 to 2013
  • Associate Director, Early Intervention Certificate Program for OT's (EICP-OT) SUNY Downstate, Department of Occupational Therapy US Department of Education, Office of Special Education, #HR325A030062 November, 2003 to February, 2009
  • Please see for more information about research and publications