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Dr. Dana Howell PhD, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Dr. Dana Howell
  • OTD Program Coordinator & 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 119
  • Email:
  • Phone: (859)-622-6256


Dana Howell is the Coordinator of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program, and the liaison to the Doctor of Rehabilitation Sciences (RHB) program, which is an interdisciplinary PhD program offered in collaboration with the University of Kentucky. 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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