Jennifer Wescott, OTD, OTR/L

Jennifer Wescott

Clinical Associate 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 coursework related to interprofessionalism in healthcare, evidence-based practice, and adaptive skill-building for college transitions. 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 with experience developing and evaluating community-based programming as well as in clinical practice within the home, school, community, 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
Master of Science, Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Barnard College-Columbia University