Department of Occupational Therapy welcomes four new faculty members

Published: August 6th, 2019

Category: Featured, News

Drs. Chiung-ju “CJ” Liu, Jessica Kramer, John Kramer, and Heidi Horwitz photo

Pictured from left: Drs. CJ Liu, Jessica Kramer, John Kramer and Heidi Horwitz

The following four new faculty members joined the UF Occupational Therapy Department this summer:

Chiung-ju “CJ” Liu, PhD, OTR, Associate Professor

Dr. Liu earned her Ph.D. in Gerontology from the University of Kansas.  Her research focuses on identifying key factors related to late-life disability and designing effective interventions to promote aging in place.

Jessica Kramer, PhD, OTR/L, Associate Professor

Dr. Kramer earned her Ph.D. in Disability Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Her research draws upon theoretical concepts and methodologies from occupational therapy, disability studies, education and rehabilitation.

John Kramer, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Kramer earned his Ph.D. in Disability Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  His work focuses on involvement of families in employment for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), Knowledge Translation and Aging family caregivers of people with I/DD

Heidi Horwitz, MEd, OTD, OTR/L, Clinical Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Dr. Horwitz has an OTD from Mount Mary University. She also holds an MA in Occupational Therapy from New York University and an MEd from the University of Florida, specializing in infant and toddler special education. Dr. Horwitz has 10 years’ experience as a fieldwork educator with the focus of her doctoral project on fieldwork educators’ clinical reasoning skills.

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