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Message from the Director

Dr. Carolyn BaumWelcome to the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine. Our distinguished faculty, as well as our clinicians, make it their mission to educate future leaders, generate new knowledge, improve individuals’ health and well-being, and serve the greater community in the areas of occupational therapy, rehabilitation, and participation.

Our faculty of internationally renowned scientists lead the field in occupational science and participation, integrating research and applying knowledge to improve lives.  Our faculty, clinicians, and students partner with prominent scientists and health care professionals at Washington University and around the world to shape the future of the profession in an ever-changing health care environment.

Our website provides information regarding  our research, educational programs (MSOT, OTD, PhD), clinical services, assessment tools, alumni resources, and much more. Please explore our website and contact us if we can answer any questions you may have.


M. Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Elias Michael Executive Director, Program in Occupational Therapy
Professor of Occupational Therapy, Neurology and Social Work



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