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Juleen Rodakowski is an occupational therapist with expertise in community living for vulnerable adults and their caregivers. Her federally funded research seeks to slow the progression of disability attributed to early changes in cognition and caregiving. Rodakowski's studies influence when, how and why rehabilitation services are being provided to individuals living in the community. Her work generates the evidence required to support new, effective models of community-focused care, that are responsive to public health needs and evolving federal policies. Rodakowski is arming the geriatric and rehabilitation disciplines with evidence, methods and applications that place best practices in rehabilitation at the forefront of health care. Rodakowski is associate professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy


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


  • American Occupational Therapy Association Roster of Fellows for Advancing Occupational Therapy for Aging in Place
  • Service Commendation for Being an American Occupational Therapy Association Advocate on Rehabilitation Research

Research Interests

  • Characterization of Disability in Vulnerable Older Adults
  • Design and Testing of Interventions to Support Activities and Participation in Late Life
  • Examination of Strategies to Include Family Caregivers in Clinical Care and Services