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Assistant Professor
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Bondurant Hall 2062 – CB #7122
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • PhD, Occupational Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • MS, Occupational Therapy, Brenau University Women’s College
  • BS, Occupational Therapy, Brenau University Women’s College

Courses Taught

  • OCSC 845 Conceptual Foundations of Occupational Science
  • OCSC 890 Special Topics in Occupational Science: Methods for Studying Occupation
  • OCCT 773 Inquiry Based Learning
  • OCCT 990 Applied Research Seminar I
  • OCCT 992 Applied Research Seminar II

Active Grants

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Equity Scholars for Action Program
Disrupting the Cycle of Inaccessible Healthcare and Supports for Minoritized People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Role: Principal Investigator

Publications and Other Products of Scholarship

University Awards

  • 2022 Hortense McClinton Outstanding Faculty Staff Award
  • 2021 MLK Unsung Hero Award
  • 2020 Junior Faculty Development Award

Current Service and Appointments

  • Associate Editor, American Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Editorial Board Member, Autism in Adulthood
  • Board Member, Coalition for Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity
  • Board Member, Society for the Study of Occupation: USA
  • Vice Chair, Carolina Black Caucus
Khalilah Johnson, PhD