Dr. Whitney Hohman has worked as occupational therapist in a variety of adult and pediatric settings, but her primary focus has been on acute care, intensive care practice and primary care. A recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Hohman completed her doctoral project, a pilot study examining screening tools to support OT referral in primary care.
Dr. Hohman has a passion for expanding accessibility within the profession for both OT students and practitioners with disabilities, growing the profession through exploration of OT’s role within emerging practice areas and researching the role of Self-Management in Chronic Disease. She is a member of the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association (ILOTA), the Texas Occupational Therapy Association (TOTA), World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT), and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). A recent transplant from Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Hohman practiced for a number of years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she established a number of programs including a role for occupational therapy within the emergency department.
Dr. Hohman is currently looking to establish a community of primary care OT practice to cultivate a system of support for this emerging practice area. Dr. Hohman’s research is focused on the impact of OT services within primary care practices and on the development of emerging areas of practice.