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The internationally acclaimed Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) is the most widely-cited and utilized occupation-focused practice model in the world
A 2016 University Scholar, Joy Hammel studies how people with disabilities interact with their home, community and work environments
Robust research programs
As one of several research initiatives, the Children’s Participation in Environment Research Laboratory works to improve the science of children’s participation in activities that comprise home, school, and community life
Working to eliminate the gap between people who have access to quality care and people who do not
We have partnerships with many community organizations in Chicago that support our teaching, research and scholarship, and service missions.
Recipient of the 2016-17 AHS Humanitarian of the Year Award for her volunteer efforts with refugees
Since 1943, the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago has been integrating research, education and clinical practice in service to one vision: Creating Tomorrow’s Practice.
We’re shaping the profession though our engagement in our Scholarship of Practice model which generates research and theories that will improve occupational therapy practice; our commitment to excellent education for the leaders and practitioners of tomorrow; our service in leading the profession; our connection with Disability Studies and involving people with disabilities in our classes and research; our engagement in international initiatives; and our community partnerships through which we enhance the lives of people with disabilities and chronic health conditions.
Our faculty, students and alumni are innovative professionals who transform the health and quality of life of individuals from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds and global communities.