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Julia Henderson-Kalb, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor; Program Director
Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy


  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD), Saint Louis University
  • Master of Science in Rehabilitation Administration and Services, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Saint Louis University

Research Interests

  • Coordinating a multi-disciplinary team that trains healthcare students in providing free and holistic screenings for aging adults at a monthly geriatric assessment clinic that is supported by an HRSA Grant through the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program.
  • Research areas include the use of student reflection as a transformative process in OT education and incorporating occupational justice into traditional OT practice settings.
  • Prior clinical/research areas of interest include multidisciplinary teamwork at SLU's ALS Clinic as well as Cognitive Stimulation Therapy as a non-medicinal tool for persons with mild to moderate dementia.

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Missouri Occupational Therapy Association
  • Illinois Occupational Therapy Association