Catherine Killian

Catherine Killian

Clinical Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy

Office Phone



1919 W. Taylor St., 348 AHSB

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Office Hours

By appointment


Dr. Killian has expertise as a healthcare manager and a clinician in acute care, skilled nursing, outpatient and home health settings. Her role at the University of Illinois at Chicago is as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, overseeing clinical fieldwork experiences. She is also the lead instructor for OT 564: Leadership and Management in OT and a facilitator for Synthesis I and III. Additionally, she serves as guest lecturer for several courses.

Dr. Killian is a member of the Illinois Occupational Therapy Licensure Board and the Chicago Area Council of Occupational Therapy Directors. Her scholarly work focuses on leadership development, fieldwork education, and the role of occupational therapy in the primary care setting.

Dr. Killian received her Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy at UIC, her Master of Education degree at Marshall University and completed her post-professional doctoral degree in occupational therapy at UIC in May, 2017 with a focus on occupational therapy leadership development.

Selected Grants

American Occupational Therapy Association, Validation of the Revised AOTA Fieldwork Performance Evaluations, Research faculty

Service to the Community

Dr. Killian serves on the Department of Occupational Therapy committees for: Faculty Clinical Practice, Clinical-Academic Collaboration, Fieldwork Subcommittee, Archives and Library, OT Primary Care, and OT Clinical Opportunities. She is also on the College of Applied Health Sciences Clinical Education Committee.

Leadership in the Profession

State of Illinois, Illinois Occupational Therapy Licensure Board, Appointed member


Doctorate, Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2017
Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Exam, 1994
Master of Education, Adult Education and Counseling, Marshall University, 1988
Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1981