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Ryan Thomure

Clinical Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Occupational Therapy

Office Phone



1919 W. Taylor St., AHSB AHSB

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Office Hours

By appointment.


Dr. Ryan Thomure is serves as an Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and Clinical Assistant Professor within the Department of Occupational Therapy. He has worked as an occupational therapist in both psychiatric and home health settings. Besides his work at UIC, Ryan serves as the Occupational Therapy Supervisor at AMITA Health Housing and Health Alliance.

He completed his doctorate in occupational therapy at Boston University with a project focused on increasing the role of occupational therapy in serving people affected by homelessness. In addition to his role as an Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Ryan teaches content related to psychosocial aspects of practice and is a co-instructor in UIC's HIV Inter-professional Education Program.

In addition to his work as an occupational therapist, Ryan is licensed as a clinical social worker and has worked in that capacity as a case manager, health educator, and psychotherapist. Ryan also has experience in animal-assisted therapy.

Outside of work, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, riding his bike, and supporting the Chicago Cubs and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.

Leadership in the Profession

Illinois Occupational Therapy Association - Mental Health SIS, Co-chair, 2021-present

Illinois Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee, Secretary, 2018-2021

Notable Honors

2023 - UIC Occupational Therapy Department Excalibur Award for Teaching Excellence, UIC College of Applied Health Sciences, selected by graduating occupational therapy students


OTD, Occupational Therapy, Boston University, 2020
MS, Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2016
MSW, Social Work, Loyola University Chicago, 2012
BA, History, University of Iowa, 2010