Jumbo statue (of an elephant) at Tufts University

Contact Information

For general inquiries: tuftsmeshlab[at]gmail[dot]com

For Those Interested in Participating in Research

If you or a loved one has a serious mental illness (schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder) and are interested in learning more about opportunities to participate in our research, please send us an email. We also have a resources page that includes clinical resources and community-based support for people living with mental health concerns.

For Undergraduate Applicants


The MESH Lab invites undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds who are interested in research experience to contact us for potential research opportunities. These opportunities may occur in the fall, spring, or summer. Undergraduates may work in the lab as volunteers or, on a limited basis, independent study students. Clinical psychology majors may also be eligible to complete their senior capstone projects in the lab.

If you’re interested in being part of the lab, please send a completed application form and an updated CV to Dr. Mote.

If you’re interested in learning more about applying to clinical psychology PhD programs, check out our resources page.

For Graduate Students & Applicants

Dr. Mote mentors 2-3 Tufts Occupational Therapy Doctoral students in their Doctoral Experience Component (DEC) during the second and third year of their degrees. She also mentors Occupational Therapy Doctoral students in research on a volunteer basis, which can occur at any point during their program. Please reach out to Dr. Mote by sending a completed application form and updated CV if you’re a Tufts Occupational Therapy prospective/current student and are interested in working in the MESH Lab.

There is currently no Ph.D. program in Occupational Therapy available at Tufts. However, Dr. Mote is open to co-mentoring a student in the Tufts Interdisciplinary Doctorate Program. This program is available for those who are interested in pursuing doctoral level studies in multiple areas that cannot be accommodated in one of the departmental doctoral programs within the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. You can learn more about this program here.

Dr. Mote has also mentored and collaborated with graduate students on specific projects in different departments and academic institutions on a limited basis. Please reach out to Dr. Mote directly if you’re interested in learning more.

For Postdoctoral Applicants

We do not currently have a funded postdoctoral position. Interested applicants should reach out to Dr. Mote about possibilities for securing external fellowships. Dr. Mote is willing to mentor applicants’ NRSA/NSF/other individual fellowship submissions.