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Sabrin Rizk

Bridge to the Faculty Postdoctoral Scholar, Occupational Therapy

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1919 W. Taylor St., 744 AHSB

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Rizk CV


Dr. Sabrin Rizk is the first Bridge to the Faculty (B2F) Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the College of Applied Health Sciences. The B2F program is designed to attract and retain promising underrepresented postdoctoral scholars to UIC, with the goal of direct transition to tenure system faculty after two years.

Dr. Rizk is an OT who earned her PhD in Health Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. As a rising pediatric health services researcher, Dr. Rizk chose to complete her postdoctoral training phase in the Children’s Participation in Environment Research Lab (CPERL). Dr. Rizk is building her program of research to center on understanding and mitigating disparities to educational services access for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), beginning in early childhood. To advance this program of research, she is designing and launching new secondary analyses of national data to lay foundation for building programmatic lines of inquiry. Dr. Rizk has also been actively growing health services and implementation research engagement within a team science model, to acquire translatable methodological and lab management skills for this research program.

Selected Grants

American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) , Implementation of Electronic Shared Decision-Making Support to Design and Monitor Participation-Focused Early Intervention , Co-Investigator (January-June 2022)


PhD, Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2020
MS, Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2008
BS, Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2007