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Emily Grattan is an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy and research health scientist with the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System. Grattan received her BS in health sciences and MS in occupational therapy from Duquesne University, her PhD in rehabilitation science from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed Postdoctoral Training at Medical University of South Carolina. Her current research program focuses on improving measurement and treatment of visual and perceptual impairments post stroke. Grattan has received funding from the Veterans Affairs and National Institutes of Health to support her research. She also collaborates with investigators in the Department of Ophthalmology to advance low vision rehabilitation.


Department of Occupational Therapy


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

Research Interests

  • Measurement of visual and perceptual impairments
  • Developing interventions to reduce disability for individuals with visual and perceptual impairments
  • Pairing non-invasive brain stimulation with rehabilitation interventions