Preethy Samuel

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor
ak0341@wayne.edu

Suffix

Ph.D.

Office Location

EACPHS, Room 2210

Phone

313-577-5880

Department

Occupational Therapy

Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
  • Faculty Affiliate of the Developmental Disabilities Institute (Michigan's UCEDD)

Degrees and Certifications

Education

  • PhD in Sociology, Wayne State University (2006)
  • Master of Occupational Therapy, Loma Linda University (2002)
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India (1998)

Certifications

  • Nationally Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR): NBCOT
  • Michigan Occupational Therapy Registration & License

Positions and Employment

2018:           Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy, WSU, MI.
2011- 2018: Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, WSU, MI.
2006-2010: Associate Director for Research, Developmental Disabilities Institute (Michigan, UCEDD).
2007-2010: Part-Time Faculty in Occupational Therapy, WSU, MI.
2004-2006: Occupational Therapist in Outpatient Hand Therapy Clinic Henry Ford Medical Centers at West Bloomfield & Sterling Heights, MI
2003-2004: Occupational Therapist (Nursing Homes in Detroit & Wayne, MI), Rehabilitation Solutions Inc. 
2000-2001: Graduate Assistant (Clinical & Academic responsibilities), Department of Occupational Therapy, Loma Linda University, CA.
1999-2000: Assistant Lecturer & Clinical Occupational Therapist, Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow, Michigan Occupational Therapy Association
  • Recipient of the Faculty Research Award Program (2012) of EACPHS, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Recipient of the Merit Switzer Research Fellowship (2008) of the National Institute on Disability Research and Rehabilitation
  • Recipient of the Graduate Teaching Assistantship of the Department of Sociology, WSU, Detroit MI (2003-2005)
  • Recipient of the College of Liberal Arts Fellowship for two years (Sept 2001-April 2003) of Ph.D. studies at WSU, Detroit, MI
  • Received the Student Research Award (May 2003), Loma Linda University, CA
  • Recipient of the Faculty Award for integrity, dependability, scholastic and professional attainment, on completion of the Post Professional Master's  program in Occupational Therapy (May 2002), Loma Linda University, CA
  • Recipient of the Graduate Student Assistantship (Sept 2000- July 2001), School of Allied Health Professions, Loma Linda University, CA

Professional Memberships

  • American Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Michigan Association of Occupational Therapists
  • International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities

Primary Research Interest

  • Quality of life of people with developmental disabilities and other chronic health conditions
  • Family caregiving and outcomes measurement
  • Improving educational outcomes of children and adolescents with intellectual/ developmental disabilities

Recent Publications

Dr. Preethy Samuel's publications are available on Google Scholar and Research Gate

 

Quote

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

Quote Attribution

Mother Teresa

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Preethy Samuel focuses on improving quality of life of adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, and their families/caregivers.

Research Description

Quality of life of people with developmental disabilities and other chronic health conditions
Family caregiving and outcomes measurement
Improving educational outcomes of children and adolescents with intellectual/ developmental disabilities

Affiliated Departments