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Andrea LeFlore

Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Occupational Therapy

Office

, 307

Office Hours

By appointment

About

Dr. LeFlore serves as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor for undergraduate and masters level occupational therapy courses at UIC. She worked as a Research Specialist and Clinical Supervisor for Dr. Susan Magasi’s Peer Health Navigator team as part of the Our Peers-Empowerment and Navigational Support (OPENS) study. Andrea also conducted performance-based assessments as a Williams Consent Decree skilled assessor to support individuals transitioning out of nursing homes. She worked as an occupational therapist at MacNeal Hospital for five years across all levels of inpatient care and consults with the hospital's homeless and medical respite work group. She is a 2018-19 Schweitzer Fellow and the Director of Community Education for the Chicago Street Medicine nonprofit organization. Her doctorate work involved the development and implementation of Participatory Community Assessment in a supportive housing organization. Her recent endeavor involves spearheading a grant-funded occupational therapy program at ReVive Center for Housing and Healing. She continually supports occupational therapy's role in homelessness, housing and health equity initiatives in the Chicagoland area.

Service to the Community

Alliance for Health Equity Housing and Health Work group; MacNeal Medical Respite Work group; OT fieldwork educator and fellow supervisor in homeless community organizations; Public Action to Deliver Shelter, volunteer; Podcast: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/spill-the-ot/e/72018448?autoplay=true

Leadership in the Profession

Chicago Street Medicine, Vice President of Operations

Notable Honors

2019 - OTD Student Achievement Award for Outstanding Personal and Professional Achievement, University of Illinois at Chicago

2015 - MS Student Achievement Award for Outstanding Personal and Professional Achievement, University of Illinois at Chicago

2014 - Urban Allied Health Academy Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago

2013 - Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Award, American Universities and Colleges

Education

OTD, Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2019
M.S., Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015
B.S., Exercise Science, Carroll University, 2013