Nancy has been an occupational therapist for over 50 years with a clinical focus on people with developmental disabilities acorss the lifespan, and older adults. She has been a faculty member for 27 years, teaching courses on older adults, foundations, occupational analysis, management,, and communication, leadership, and advocacy. She has a keen interest in sexuality of older adults and interprofessional endeavors.
Nancy is a past president on the Maine Occupational Therapy Association and a former director of the UNE OT department.
interprofessional team work
death and dying
health management and delivery
women and work
MacRae, N. (2013). AOTA Fact Sheet: Sexuality. Bethesda, MD: AOTA.
Jacobs, K. & MacRae, N. (2013). Occupational Therapy Essentials for Clinical Competence, second edition. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated. (co-editor and author of a few chapters)
WORK journal, 41 (3), Special Issue on Interprofessional Education. Co-authored article on Building a Sustainable academic-community partenrship: Focus on fall prevention, 261- 267, and a sole authorship of Turf, team, and town: A geriatric interprofessional education program, 285 - 292.
MacRae, N. (2010). Sexuality and aging in R.H.Robnett & W.C. Chop, eds, Gerontolgoy for the health care professionals, second edition. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartl;ett Publishers, 235 - 258.
Jacobs, K, & MacRae, N. (2013). Mentoring others in their development as writers in A writer's toolkit for occupational therapists and health care professionals: An insider's guide to writing, communicating, and getting published. Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.
Other Scholarly Activity
Member of Editorial board of the WORK journal, since its inception
Invited Plenary Presentation
August 16 & 17, 2013: One of two presenters (with Dr. Karen Jacobs) for the first ever OT national conference in Slovenia, entitled: Building Mosaic of Health and Well-Being