Molly Bathje, PhD, OTR/L
Molly Bathje, PhD, OTR/L, is an assistant professor and the academic coordinator in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Rush University. She received her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from St. Ambrose University, her master’s degree in health systems management from Rush University, and her PhD in interdisciplinary health sciences from Western Michigan University. Her clinical experience includes mental health, pediatrics, acute care medicine, long-term care, and academics. Her scholarship focuses on graduate school admissions procedures, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and health disparities in people with disabilities. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and newsletters and has presented locally, nationally, and internationally. She was the inaugural art editor of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy and is currently the newsletter coordinator for the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association’s Occupational Therapist of the Year award.