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Meet Kelli Williams Gary, PhD

Meet Kelli Williams Gary, PhD

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[Kelli Williams Gary, PhD] Hi, my name is Kelli Williams Gary, and I have a Bachelor's of Science in Occupational Therapy from Chicago State University in Chicago, Illinois. I returned later to Columbia University in New York City and received a Master's in Public Health and another Master's of Science in Postprofessional Occupational Therapy and then 3 years later enrolled at Virginia Commonwealth University and received a PhD in Health-Related Sciences with a specialization in Occupational Therapy and a research focus on Traumatic Brain Injury. I also sustained a traumatic brain injury when I was 20 years old from a motor vehicle accident where I was driving long distance and fell asleep at the wheel. After that is when I returned to receive my Bachelor's, my 2 Masters', and my PHD.

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In 1990, Kelli Gary fell asleep at the wheel and sustained a severe brain injury. Along a bumpy but ultimately successful path, Dr. Gary earned her bachelor of science degree, two masters degrees, and a PhD.

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Kelli Williams Gary, PhD, MPH, OTR/LKelli Williams Gary, PhD, MPH, OTR/L is an assistant professor in the department of occupational therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University. She sustained a severe traumatic brain injury in 1991.


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