Message from the Director

Dr. M. 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 and 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 Director, Program in Occupational Therapy
Professor of Occupational Therapy, Neurology and Social Work

Ranked as the Number One OT Program in the Nation

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Current, future, and accepted applicants are encouraged to visit. We also welcome people who are exploring career options and considering occupational therapy. Dr. Kathy Kniepmann, one of our faculty members, opens our visit sessions with an informal presentation and discussion, followed by a tour that’s led by one of our current occupational therapy students.

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*At least two to three visit sessions are scheduled every month. All times are Central Standard Time (CST). Click here for more info.

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Call Dr. Kniepmann at (314) 286-1610
or Robin Hattori at (314) 286-1653