Dr. Cutchin joined Wayne State University in 2013 as chair of the Department of Health Care Sciences in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and is currently professor of Occupational Therapy in the Department of Health Care Sciences. Previous to joining Wayne State University, he was associate professor and then professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of North Carolina from 2005 through 2013. He had previous appointments at the University of Texas Medical Branch and Middlebury College. He has received various honors and awards including being named Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America in 2015 and the Gordon Streib Distinguished Academic Gerontologist Award from the Southern Gerontological Society in 2013.
Area of Expertise
Dr. Cutchin's research areas include health geography (place and health, social epidemiology, neighborhoods and stress); geographical dimensions of aging (residential transitions, aging-in-place); occupational science (habit, action theories, and environmental stressors); and American pragmatism (John Dewey's philosophy in particular).