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Elise Ostensson, MS, OTR/L, CSRS


Assistant Clinical Professor


Proctor 307

Clinically, Elise specializes in treating adults and older adults across the continuum of care with neurological conditions and complex medical diagnoses including cancer. Elise is a Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS), and previously completed:  a three-day neuroanatomical dissection lab of brain and spinal cord. Elise seeks out opportunities to engage with the community, and serves as faculty advisor for the partnership between UNE and the residents at Westbrook Housing Authority as part of an interprofessional experience for students in the MSOT program. 

Elise also serves as a mentor to students in the OT program who are applying to the Center to Advance Interprofessional Education and Practice (CAIEP) for the Interprofessional Honors Distinction. The distinction recognizes students' interprofessional activity and learning while at UNE and is a nationally recognized micro credential.



M.S. in Occupational Therapy
Columbia University
B.S. in Exercise Science
The College of New Jersey

Board Certifications and Licenses

Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS), National Stroke Association
International & Autonomic Standards E-Training, American Spinal Injury Association
Licensed/Registered Occupational Therapist


Other scholarly activity

NYU Langone Health Oncology Rehab Summit Event, Speaker in October 2021

NYU Langone Health COVID & the Neuromuscular Patient Event, Speaker (2021)

NYU Langone Health COVID Innovative Program Award, Patient Experience department (2020)

Research interests

The Neurological Patient, Assistive Technology