John M. Wilcox, Clinical Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy

John Wilcox

Phone: (603) 862-5287
Office: Occupational Therapy, Hewitt Hall Rm 113, Durham, NH 03824

Clinical experience includes providing occupation therapy services in various settings to include schools, acute care, in-patient rehab, out-patient rehab, skilled nursing facilities, and home health settings, as well as holding designation as a certified aging in place specialist (CAPS).

Research and teaching focus is centered around establishing and maintaining community-based occupational therapy that focuses on providing student led occupational therapy groups to various populations. UNH OT community groups are involved in various capacities throughout the seacoast region providing health promotion and skill building groups with community partners to include senior wellness groups at various senior centers, and day programming for brain injury survivors.

UNH OT students also provide therapeutic groups on campus for adults with developmental disabilities as well as a stroke survivor group providing therapeutic groups focused on stroke prevention and groups to promote neuroplasticity. In addition to community-based OT using groups as a delivery method, professional focus also includes healthy aging for older adults to include aging-in-place concepts and resources, falls prevention programming, and building social networks to maintain engagement within the communities they wish to age in place in.

Courses Taught

  • OT 444: Living & Doing with Technology
  • OT 710: OT Practice Professional Roles
  • OT 771: Enabl Participatn Comm Groups
  • OT 771/871: Enabl Participatn Comm Groups
  • OT 771L: Participation in CommGroup Lab
  • OT 771L/871L: Participation in CommGroup Lab
  • OT 865: OT Practice & Profess Reasning
  • OT 871L: Participation in CommGroup Lab


  • D, Occupational Therapy, Rocky MT Univ of Health Prof
  • M.S., Occupational Therapy, San Jose State University
  • B.S., Occupational Therapy, Syracuse University

Selected Publications

  • Arthanat, S., Rossignol, H., Preble, E., Grimm, K., Corvini, M., Wilcox, J., . . . Doyle, M. (2024). Perspectives on a telepresence robot at an independent living facility: lessons learned and implications. Journal of Enabling Technologies, 18(1), 1-12. doi:10.1108/jet-05-2023-0014

  • Kim, B., Jeong, C. H., Park, S., Golomski, C., Corvini, M., Wilcox, J., . . . Blood, E. (2024). Quality of Life among Low-Income Older Residents in Subsidized Senior Housing: Rural vs. Suburban Comparisons. Journal of Social Service Research, 50(1), 39-53. doi:10.1080/01488376.2023.2271944

  • Golomski, C., Corvini, M., Kim, B., Wilcox, J., & Valcourt, S. (2022). Aspects of ICT connectivity among older adults living in rural subsidized housing: reassessing the digital divide. JOURNAL OF ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES, 16(1), 17-27. doi:10.1108/JET-12-2020-0052

  • Arthanat, S., Hong, C., & Wilcox, J. (2020). Determinants of information communication and smart home automation technology adoption for aging-in-place. JOURNAL OF ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES, 14(2), 73-86. doi:10.1108/JET-11-2019-0050

  • Arthanat, S., Wilcox, J., & Macuch, M. (2019). Profiles and Predictors of Smart Home Technology Adoption by Older Adults. OTJR-OCCUPATION PARTICIPATION AND HEALTH, 39(4), 247-256. doi:10.1177/1539449218813906

  • Most Cited Publications