Owens to join faculty Dec. 1

On Dec. 1, the Program in Occupational Therapy will welcome Grayson Owens, OTD, OTR/L, instructor in occupational therapy and neurology (PDA), to its faculty. He will teach several courses in the master’s degree and clinical doctoral degree curricula with an emphasis on human anatomy and biomechanics. Owens will also perform evaluations and deliver comprehensive clinical services for adults in the community referred to occupational therapy

Owens earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in 2016 from the University of Central Arkansas and his doctorate in occupational therapy in 2019 from Arkansas State University. He worked as an occupational therapist at Functional Independence Home Care and Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis from 2019-2022.

Owens has clinical experience with the aging population in the home and inpatient rehabilitation settings working with diverse communities in Memphis, Tenn. His clinical interests include addressing health inequities for minority groups who experience deficits and barriers to quality health care. Owens seeks to improve access and decrease disparities among historically isolated populations through inclusion and advocacy efforts.


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