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PhD, MS, OTR/L
Dr. Molly Bathje joined DePaul University in the Spring of 2022 an Assistant Professor of the Masters of Occupational Therapy. Prior to joining DePaul, Dr. Bathje was a faculty member in the entry level OTD program at Rush University for 10 years. An occupational therapist for over 20 years, her primary area of expertise is mental health, but she also has clinical experience in pediatrics, acute care medicine and long term care settings.
Her scholarly areas of interest include understanding and addressing health disparities faced by adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, identifying and decreasing barriers to travel people with disabilities encounter, and best practices in occupational therapy education, using both qualitative and quantitative approaches.
Service to others and the profession is important to Dr. Bathje. She currently serves the Director of Communications for the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association, volunteers with organizations supporting people experiencing or at risk for homelessness, and is a Board member for Community Support Services, an organization providing services to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families.
Dr. Bathje enjoys spending time with her family and friends, the outdoors, fitness, gardening, travel and walks with her dog.