Donna Costa is a national leading expert in the field of occupational therapy, with 47 years of experience in the practice areas of mental health, academic education, and mindfulness-based interventions.
Costa’s research focuses on evidence-based practice, mental health-focused treatments, and client-centered therapy. She specializes in providing mindfulness-based interventions for stress reduction, chronic pain management, and cognitive therapy.
She came to UNLV in 2017 to develop a three-year doctorate degree in occupational therapy, which opened in summer 2020. She has authored three books on fieldwork education and has published numerous research articles for the journal, OT Practice.
- Doctor of Health Sciences, University of Indianapolis
- Master of Science, The New School for Social Research
- Bachelor of Science, University of Buffalo
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Buffalo