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Dana Howell PhD, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Dr. Dana Howell
  • Chair & Professor
  • 2006, Doctor of Philosophy in Adult Education, University of Idaho
  • 1999, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Creighton University
  • 1991, Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University


Contact Information

  • Department: Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
  • Office: Dizney 103
  • Email:
  • Phone: (859)-622-3300


Dana Howell is the Chair and Professor of the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. Her clinical experience is in adult rehabilitation in a variety of settings including inpatient & outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities, work hardening, and home health. Her research interests include interprofessional education, qualitative research, and quality of life for people with physical disabilities, and she has presented and published in these areas. She is the founding editor of the Journal of Occupational Therapy Education.

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