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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Occupational Therapy Program

OT Faculty & Staff

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

OT Program Administrator
(718) 270-7730


Jasmin Thomas, MS, OTR/L

Clinical Assistant Professor
phone: (718) 270-7735


  • Utica College – Advanced Masters in Occupational Therapy
  • Boston University – Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

Advanced Training/Certificates:

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Learning Without Tears
  • Certified Infant Massage
  • Yoga for the children
  • Health IT Technical Career Training Program
  • EASE (Everyday Arts for Special Education)
  • Brain Gym
  • Brain Management Leadership
  • Approved Provider for New York State Department of Health, Early Intervention

Publications and Recognitions:

  • Kahila, A., Thomas, F., & Thomas, J. (2017). International Level II Fieldwork: A 360 Degree Perspective. OT Practice, 22 (10), 22-24.
  • Carroll, M., Thomas, J., Turkell, J. & Wagman, M. (2015, July). Occupational Therapy in Early Childhood: A Guide for Pediatricians and Caregivers. Retrieved from
  • Thomas, J. (2013). Cultural Competence in OT. Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners, 29 (14), 15-16, 27.
  • Thomas, J. (2011). Power of Words. Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners, 27 (5), 28. NYS 2016 Pioneer Award: Reflection of Hope Awards
  • President's 2014 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Community Service Interests:

  • Advisory Committee for NYS Senator Jesse Hamilton – Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities
  • Healthcare Educator: colleges and universities
  • Mental health community outreach in underserved populations
  • Community Practice Coordinator for Downstate OT students who provide 25-30 service-learning projects to communities throughout the NY region annually

Jasmin Thomas has extensive experience providing occupational therapy services to children of all ages. She has held positions in hospital-based preschool and homecare early intervention programs, as well as at several private and public facilities providing occupational therapy to elementary and high school students with special needs. Ms. Thomas consults with various community based organization to improve quality of life for the recipients. She is passionate about enhancing the current healthcare system to improve the excellence of care to all clients.