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. Dr. Khetani joined the UIC Department of Occupational Therapy in September 2015. She holds an affiliate research appointment 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 translational research that is relevant to advancing client-centered and participation-focused pediatric (re)habilitation.

Selected Grants

Center for Large Data Research (CLDR), funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH/NCMRR/NINDS), Archiving Early Intervention Colorado Participant Characteristics, Service Use, and Outcomes, Co-I

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, PI

Academic Health Sciences AFP Innovation Fund, Functional Recovery in Critically Ill Children: The "Wee-Cover" Longitudinal Cohort Study, Co-I

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Service to the Community

Invited Reviewer: Wellcome Trust, NIH/NICHD R01 Special Emphasis Panel, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), NIDILRR Field Initiated Research and Development Grants; NIH Center for Large Data Research (CLDR)

Notable Honors

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

2017 - Service Commendation, American Occupational Therapy Association

2017-2019 - Pediatric Loan Repayment Renewal Award, National Institutes of Health (NIH/NICHD)


Postdoctoral, Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston, MA - 2011

Sc.D., Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA - 2010

M.A., Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA - 2002

Honors B.A., Psychology and Biomedical Sciences, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI - 2000