Evan Dean, Ph.D., OTR/L
Department of Occupational Therapy Education
Evan Dean, Ph.D., OTR/L, is an assistant professor in the occupational therapy programs at KU Medical Center. His focus is on supporting adults with intellectual disability living in the community.
Dean joined the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2011 as a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Occupational Therapy Education. Also in the same department he worked as a research assistant on the Sensory Profile 2 Standardization Project.
Currently Dean consults with an agency that supports adults with intellectual disabilities living in the community and the Center for Independent Living in Kansas City. His clinical work focuses on supporting people with disabilities to direct and live their life.
Dean received his doctorate in therapeutic science at the University of Kansas Medical Center and his master’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently the Borchardt Family Postdoctoral Fellow at the Beach Center on Disability at the University of Kansas.
Dean’s research focuses on contextual influences on participation and self-determination for people with disabilities. He is currently working on three research projects:
- Describing sensory processing relationships with participation
- Determining factors that influence participation for adults with intellectual disability
- Determining the efficacy of employment-related interventions for adults with intellectual disability