Jennifer Wescott, OTD, OTR/L

Jennifer Wescott

Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Rehabilitation Sciences

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1919 W. Taylor St., 560A AHSB

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Office Hours

By appointment


Dr. Wescott teaches the "Experiential Learning in the Health Sciences" series as well as "Health Interprofessional Seminar" within the Rehabilitation Sciences Program. Her work at UIC is guided by her passion for student success and wellbeing, with a focus on instructional and community-level approaches that facilitate engagement, equity, and the co-creation of meaningful, integrative learning experiences. She serves as co-faculty advisor for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School Chapter at UIC and is an Honors College Fellow. Dr. Wescott is a pediatric occupational therapist who has practiced in the home, school, and clinic settings.

Service to the Community

Jennifer served as Therapeutic Programming Coordinator at GiGi's Playhouse Chicago from 2016-2018 and is currently an Associate Board Member for the Neighborhood Boys and Girl's Club (NBGC).


Post-professional Doctorate, Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2017
Master of Science, Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Barnard College-Columbia University, 2012