Karen is active in volunteer activities such as:

Karen is a Faculty-in-Residence at Boston University and resides at Student Village II.   For more info see her Faculty-in-Residence page.

Upcoming activities:

October 27, 2017: Occupational Therapy Global Day of Service (OTGDS)

Past Activities:


April 7, 2014: Karen presented at the ENACT State of the Science conference entitled: Promoting Activity and Participation among Persons with Arthritis in Arlington, VA.

2014 ENACT State of the Science Schedule of Events

August 3-10, 2013: People to People Ambassadors Program, Karen lead a delegation of occupational therapists to Costa Rica

August 16/17, 2013: Karen spoke to a group of Occupational Therapy enthusiasts in the Slovenian territory at the Building a Mosaic of Health and Well-Being with Occupational Therapy, a two day workshop organized by  Occupational Therapy Study Circle.   She will be speaking about PromOTing Occupational Therapy, Marketing & Entrepreneurship, & Ergonomics.
Workshop Program

September 10, 2013: Karen was the commencement speaker for Touro College’s School of Health Sciences graduation.

September 30, 2013: Karen participated in the AOTA Capital Hill Day.

October 26, 2013: Karen, Anita and Susan organized OT24VX. For more information: OT4OT Facebook page; Twitter: @OT24Vx

July 10 & 11, 2013: Karen spoke at the Child Health & Ergonomics. Sri Lanka Medical Association Annual Congress; Ergonomics in School Settings. Gateway School; Integrating Ergonomics into the School Environment: A Health Promotion Approach. Ministries of Health & Education; & Telehealth & Ergonomics. National Science Foundation. Colombo, Sri Lanka.

June 1-5, 2013:  Karen spoke during The Management of Occupational Therapy Services in Israel (2 day course) at Ono Academic College in  Israel

June 4, 2013: 18 Ways to PromOTe Yourself without Really Trying (workshop at ISOT conference) in Israel and How to prOTect yourself: Work/Life Balance. Ono Academic College, Kiryat Ono, Israel.

May 12, 2013: Karen was featured in an article in The Sunday Times — Laptops are write pain for authors

April 12, 2013:  Sargent Choice Test Kitchen & Karen were featured in The Quad– Sargent Choice Test Kitchen Provides Life Skills, Healthy Dessert

February/March 2013: Karen was quoted in an article in AARP Magazine — Small Changes, Big Payoffs

March 11, 2013: Karen was featured on WBZ News discussing workplace ergonomics

February 3, 2013: Karen Jacobs spoke about her experience as founding editor of the journal, WORK on twitter (#OTalk2US).  #OTalk2US Twitter Chat Event Information

October 29-31, 2012  OT 24 Hour Virtual Exchange

October 27, 2012   Occupational Therapy Global Day of Service (OTGDS)

Celebrating the Occupational Therapy Global Family

OT Go To — Podcast Interviews

Testimony given at the MA State House