Rena Purohit, JD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy


  • J.D., Emory University School of Law
  • M.S., Occupational Therapy, Western Michigan University
  • B.S., University of South Carolina, Aiken

Clinical Specialty

  • Pediatrics
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist and Attorney
  • Certified in Sensory Integration, including the administration and interpretation of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT)

Research Agenda

  • Examining the Student Experience within an Occupational Therapy Program;
  •  Occupational Therapy Student Perceptions of Academic Preparation for Fieldwork

Professional Service

  • Occupational Therapy Student Status and Academic Standing Committee
  • Occupational Therapy Curriculum Committee
  • School of Health Sciences Committee on Academic Standing

Teaching Responsibilities

  • OT 322: Growth and Development I
  • OT 323: Growth and Development II
  • OT 470: OT Theory and Practice: Pediatrics
  • OT 640: Current Trends in Occupational Therapy Practice
  • OT 650: Specialty Seminar
  • OT 495/6 OT 695/6 Research Mentor