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Keli Mu Named Creighton Chair of Occupational Therapy

Keli Mu Named Creighton Chair of Occupational Therapy

Keli Mu, Ph.D., has been named chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy (OT) for the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.

Mu, an associate professor of occupational therapy, joined Creighton’s faculty in 1998; most recently he served as interim chair for the OT department.

“Dr. Mu has the vision as well as the academic, professional and leadership skills to keep Creighton’s Department of Occupational Therapy at the forefront of the field – in education, research, patient care and community involvement,” said J. Chris Bradberry, dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.

Mu serves on the editorial boards of Occupational Therapy International, Journal of Allied Health, and Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics. His areas of interest include evidence-based practice, school-based occupational therapy practice, interdisciplinary education, and patient safety in occupational therapy.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy from Creighton University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

As chair of occupational therapy, Mu will head a department that has long been recognized as a leader in the profession. In 1999, the department became the first in the nation to offer and entry-level doctoral degree in occupational therapy. In 2007, Creighton partnered with the University of Alaska to launch a distance-learning, entry-level doctoral pathway in occupational therapy in Anchorage, designed to address Alaska’s critical shortage of occupational therapists.