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Cara Lekovitch is an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy. Lekovitch received her BS in Neuroscience and BS in Psychology from Allegheny College and her Master of Occupational Therapy and Doctor of Clinical Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. She has over 15 years of clinical experience, focusing primarily on older adults. Lekovitch is engaged in academic programming via community-based fieldwork experiences and course instruction across academic programs. She has a passion for evidence-based pedagogical approaches, with an expertise in course design and modification. Lekovitch’s commitment to implementation, knowledge translation and the systematic engagement of stakeholders in research are at the core of her previous role as the Geriatric Research Program Manager for the Rehabilitation Health Services Research Laboratory. 


Department of Occupational Therapy


Doctor of Clinical Science in Occupational Therapy
Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science
Post Professional Program in Occupational Therapy


  • Board Certification in Gerontology, American Occupational Therapy Association, 2019
  • Master Clinician in the Specialty Area of Clinical Supervision of Students, Aegis Therapies, 2016
  • Award for Outstanding Fieldwork Educator, Rangos School of Health Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Duquesne University, 2015