Karen Marie Keptner
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Health Sciences
 Office: HS 123
 Phone: 216-687-3579
 Email: K.KEPTNER@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. HS 123, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
occupational therapy; justice; transitions; emerging adults; psychosocial practice; forensics;
Ph.D., Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University, 2014
M.S., Health Sciences, Cleveland State University, 2004
B.S., Occupational Therapy, Cleveland State University, 1999
Brief Bio:
Dr. Keptner has been a student and faculty member at CSU.  She started her career at CSU in 2005 as a part-time instructor.  Since then, she has had multiple roles.  Currently, she is an assistant professor in the department of occupational therapy.  She teaches Master's of Occupational Therapy students coursework in interprofessional teamwork, musculoskeletal assessment and intervention, and working with individuals with mental illness.
Research Interests:
Dr. Keptner's primary research interests are in health disparities and occupational justice. Currently, she has developed two programs, one that aims to promote mental health in young adults and another that promotes justice in healthcare for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. In addition, she is studying alternate fieldwork placements for occupational therapy students in under-served populations.
Professional Affiliations:
American Occupational Therapy Association
World Federation of Occupational Therapists
Society for the Study of Occupation
Ohio Occupational Therapy Association
Congress of Rehabilitation Professionals
Academy Health