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Selena Washington, Ph.D., OTR/L

Associate Professor
Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy


  • Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies - University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Master of Science in Public Health - Meharry Medical College
  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy - Tennessee State University

Research Interests

  • Adults aging with developmental and intellectual disability (Down Syndrome) and the prevalence of fall incidents and cognitive decline
  • Occupational therapy with aging adults and fall prevention, environmental safety, and home modifications
  • Occupational therapy with aging adults and telehealth community programming
  • Occupational justice and equity in occupational science and occupational therapy

Professional Experience

Professional Organizations and Associations


  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research (ISTAART)
  • Missouri Occupational Therapy Association
  • Society for the Study of Occupation
  • World Federation of Occupational Therapists
  • Participation, Environment, Performance Lab at Washington University - St. Louis
  • Deaconess Nurse Ministry: Community Aging in Place - Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) Program
  • Mission St. Louis: US HUD Older Adult Home Modification Program
  • Wesley House Association: Resilience through Engagement - A Telehealth Wellness Program for Older Adults