Mary Khetani, Sc.D., OTR
Assistant Professor

Dr. Khetani is a pediatric occupational therapist and conducts interdisciplinary research in childhood disability. She earned an Honors BA in Psychology and Biomedical Sciences from Marquette University in 2000, her MA in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2002, and her Sc.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences from Boston University in 2010. Dr. Khetani completed postdoctoral training from 2010-2011 at the Slone Epidemiology Center in Boston, MA prior to joining the CSU Occupational Therapy Department as an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in October 2011. During her tenure at CSU, she also held an affiliate faculty appointment in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.

Dr. Khetani is an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), effective September 2015. She is maintaining an affiliate faculty appointment at CSU for the 2015-16 academic year in order to fulfill current graduate student mentoring commitments.

Research Interests:

Mary directs the Children's Participation and Environment Research Lab (CPERL). For more information about our current research activities, please contact her directly by email at

Courses Taught:

  • OT 641 (Spring term) – Occupation and Rehabilitation Science II (2012-2015).

Favorite Occupations:

  • Co-parenting a 7-year old as a rising second grader in the great city of Chicago (and still sleeping in whenever possible).


Dr. Khetani can be reached by e-mail at


Mary Khetani

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