Mary Khetani

Mary A Khetani

Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy

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1919 W. Taylor St., 316A AHSB

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Mary Khetani, ScD, OTR/L is a pediatric occupational therapist and conducts childhood disability research. She earned an Honors BA in Psychology and Biomedical Sciences from Marquette University in 2000, her MA in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2002, and her Sc.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences from Boston University in 2010. Dr. Khetani completed postdoctoral training from 2010-2011 at the Slone Epidemiology Center in Boston, MA prior to accepting her first faculty position in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Colorado State University (CSU). During her tenure at CSU, she also held an affiliate faculty appointment in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.

Dr. Khetani joined the UIC Department of Occupational Therapy in September 2015. She holds several affiliate research appointments, including one at the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research in Canada. Dr. Khetani directs the Children's Participation in Environment Research Lab (CPERL). Dr. Khetani and the CPERL research team contribute to interdisciplinary and multi-site research that is relevant to pediatric occupational therapy practice.

Selected Grants

American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF), Feasibility Test of a Pediatric Web-Based Care Planning Guide, PI

National Institutes of Health (NIH/NCMRR/NICHD) R03, Early Intervention Outcomes Research using Innovative Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) Measures, Contact PI

Colorado Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CCTSI), Linking Colorado Part C Early Intervention Service Eligibility, Utilization, and Functional Outcomes for Infants and Toddlers with Developmental Disabilities and Delays, PI

AFP Innovation Fund, Functional Recovery in Critically Ill Children: The "Wee-Cover" Longitudinal Cohort Study, Co-I (PI: Choong)

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Notable Honors

2015-2017 - Pediatric Loan Repayment Award, National Institutes of Health (NIH/NICHD)


Honors B.A., Psychology and Biomedical Sciences, Marquette University
M.A., Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California
Sc.D., Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University
Postdoctoral, Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston, MA