Health sciences clinical professor named to occupational therapy task force

Tamicah Gelting, a clinical assistant professor in the UWM College of Health Sciences and a doctoral student in UWM’s Zilber School of Public Health, was named to a newly formed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force at the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Tamicah Gelting

Gelting, who teaches in the undergraduate program in Occupational Science & Technology and the graduate program in Occupational Therapy, was selected from among 180 applicants.

Gelting is a graduate of UWM’s Occupational Therapy program and has focused on incorporating evidence based anti-racist, outcomes driven approaches in every professional setting she has worked in, from the clinic to the classroom.

The task force will develop short-term and midterm goals for diversity and inclusion initiatives and measurable outcomes for the next three years. It also will produce a strategic plan for diversity and inclusion that will be presented to the American Occupational Therapy Association Board of Directors by February 2021.

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