Michelle Bulanda

Michelle Bulanda

Clinical Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Rehabilitation Sciences

Clinical Professor, Physical Therapy

Office Phone



1919 W. Taylor St., 518G AHSB

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Office Hours

By appointment


Michelle Bulanda, PT, DPT, DSc, PCS is clinical professor in the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois Chicago. Dr. Bulanda received her entry level physical therapy degree from Northwestern University in 1989 and a transition Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2006. Dr. Bulanda received her DSc from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in 2014.

Her clinical work has been in pediatric rehabilitation and early intervention since 1991. From 1998-2016, Dr. Bulanda was a faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy at UIC with primary teaching, service, and research in pediatric physical therapy with an emphasis on early intervention. Dr. Bulanda has received funding to train occupational and physical therapy students to work with young children with delays/disabilities and their families through the US Department of Education. Currently, Dr. Bulanda is the director of undergraduate studies in rehabilitation sciences at UIC.

Service to the Community

Dr. Bulanda provides early intervention services to children with disabilities and their families at the Child and Family Development Center.