Renee Taylor

Renee Taylor

Professor, Occupational Therapy

Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, College of Applied Health Sciences

Office Phone



1919 W. Taylor St., 322 AHSB

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Office Hours

By appointment


Renée Taylor has served as a professor of occupational therapy since 2001, has served at the campus level as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, and currently serves as Associate Dean for Academic And Faculty Affairs as well as director of the Model of Human Occupation and Intentional Relationship Model Clearinghouse. Her research focuses upon identifying biobehavioral correlates of ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis -chronic fatigue syndrome), validation of theoretical concepts related to the Intentional Relationship Model (which she created), and assessment development related to Kielhofner’s Model of Human Occupation. Currently, she and her team have completed two large COVID-19 epidemiological grants and are exploring whether a relationship exists between COVID-19 and fibromyalgia/ME/CFS. Taylor also co-leads an inclusive excellence in teaching grant at the campus level.

Selected Publications






PhD, Clinical-Community Psychology, De Paul University, 1997
MA, Clinical-Community Psychology, De Paul University, 1995
BA, Psychology, Northwestern University, 1992