Heidi Fischer

Heidi Fischer

Clinical Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy

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1919 W. Taylor St., 347 AHSB

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Office Hours

By appointment


Heidi C. Fischer received a B.S. in Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997 and M.S. and Doctoral degrees in Occupational Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2000 and 2015. She worked at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab for 14 years as a clinical OT, research OT and Clinical Research Coordinator. She served as Quality Consultant for the American Occupational Therapy Association. In 2014, she became Clinical Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is co-author of 20 articles, and presented at 15 national and international conferences. Dr. Fischer leads the UIC OT Faculty Practice: Self-Management for People Experiencing Chronic Conditions. Her scholarly interests include self-management for people with chronic conditions including stroke and diabetes and occupation-based physical rehabilitation.