Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Neurology
Kerri Morgan, PhD, OTR/L, ATP, Assistant Professor for the Program in Occupational Therapy and Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine received a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Washington University and awarded a PhD in Movement Science from Washington University. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. She is actively involved in conducting research and mentoring health professional students. The focus of her clinical and research career has been to generate empirical knowledge helpful for guiding rehabilitation to improve the participation of persons with a mobility disability once they have been discharged from rehabilitation and are living in the community. Her work has ranged from community-based studies to basic mechanistic studies focused on increasing physical activity, preventing secondary conditions, and improving overall health. In addition, she is deeply involved in the community through boards and service working with disability organizations to promote health and wellness for people with disabilities.
Dr. Morgan is also an avid wheelchair athlete and distinguished Paralympian. In 2009, she was the first woman to be selected to represent the US National Wheelchair Rugby team. She has competed in three Paralympic Games on the US Track and Field team that included Beijing in 2008, London in 2012, and Rio in 2016. She has won 4 Paralympic medals and 10 World Championship medals in distances ranging from 100m to 800m.