Keri DeGroot, OTD, OTR/L

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor
Division: Occupational Therapy

Keri DeGroot is an occupational therapist and Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation. Dr. DeGroot began her career in inpatient rehabilitation for CVA and TBI in 2008. She began teaching at Washington University in St. Louis in 2009 and continued to work clinically in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation while teaching for over 10 years. After relocating to the Pacific Northwest in 2018, Dr. DeGroot worked in Skilled Nursing Facilities for two years before returning to teaching at the UW Division of Occupational Therapy.

Dr. DeGroot has been involved in several research projects including fall prevention in older adults, interventions to support stroke rehabilitation, manual wheelchair skills training, and supporting OT students with disabilities.

Education and Training

  • Washington University in St. Louis, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, 2007
  • Calvin College, Bachelor of Science and Letters in Occupational Therapy, 2005

Clinical Interests

  • Adult Physical Disability Rehabilitation
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Geriatrics

Teaching Interests

Dr. DeGroot teaches a variety of physical disability and geriatric-focused classes as well as the introduction seminar to community-based Graduate Projects.  She has a passion for teaching evidence-based clinical skills and fostering an interest in non-traditional OT roles for students.

Research Interests

Recent research interests focus on supporting OT students with disabilities.

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