Andrew Klouda, MS, OTR/L

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Programs in Occupational Therapy, Science & Technology

Education

MS Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 2014
BS Occupational Studies and Technology, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 2013

Speaker Topics

  • Bariatric Health
  • ICU Rehab
  • Neuro Based Rehab
  • Fieldwork Education
  • Electronic Medical/Health Records and Documentation

Interests & Expertise

Andrew has been an occupational therapist since 2014 and an educator within UWM's Occupational Therapy, Science and Technology programs since 2023. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including primary work in acute care, inpatient rehab and skilled nursing as well as experience in hospital based pediatric and behavioral health care.

Andrew completed his Bachelor's and Master's, degrees at UWM, where he also served as a Peer Health Educator through the student wellness center for three years. Within the clinical world, Andrew focused on expanding educational opportunities and support for therapists within his health system through improved employee onboarding/cross training strategies, EMR/EHR education and development of CEU courses. Additionally, he has had amazing experiences as a fieldwork educator for several students over the years and is proud of the impact they have been able to make in their respective areas of practice. This has inspired Andrew to join the academic fieldwork coordination team within the UWM OT program.

Andrew is passionate about providing OT services to a wide patient population, however, has found a particular passion in advocating for improved/modernized care for the bariatric and neuro-based populations across the continuum of care. Andrew would also like to support interprofessional education across the allied health professions and reduce the gap between classroom and clinical education.

Presentations and Posters

Washburn, D., Schrader, S., Anderson, C., Longwell-Grice, E., & Klouda, A. (2024, March 21-24). Interprofessional Education for Occupational Therapy Students: A Comprehensive Approach. American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Orlando, FL, United States.

Brackemyer, J., Klouda, A., Pignatari, A., & Young, K. (2022) A Multidisciplinary Approach to Rehabilitation in the ICU. Shirley Ryan Ability Lab Online Academy. September 14, 2022.

Professional Memberships

American Occupational Therapy Association
Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association