Chih-Huang Yu, PhD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor
503-352-7355
UC Box 
684
HPC 2, Room 375
Areas I Teach 

Dr. Chih-Huang Yu earned his PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Yu was also involved in occupational therapy education for the entry level Master’s Occupational Therapy Program during his time at the University of Minnesota (2011 through 2017). He has worked as an occupational therapist in Taiwan since 1996 mainly working with persons with physical dysfunction, such as hand injuries, burns, and neurological disorders. Dr. Yu has served as a faculty mentor for one hand therapy resident at the University of Minnesota (2016) as well as the primary research advisor for one doctoral and two master’s projects at the University of Puget Sound (2018-2019).

He has taught several courses across the curriculum, including foundations of occupational science and occupational therapy, OT process in society, functional anatomy and kinesiology, OT process for individuals-Occupation through remediation, OT process for individuals-Orthotics & Prosthetics, and OT process for individuals-Occupation through neurorehabilitative approaches. He has published in peer review journals regarding OT interventions for persons with Multiple Sclerosis as well as innovative anatomy pedagogy. He is currently working on clinical applications of the OT task-oriented approach for persons with stroke. His service activities range from admission reviewer for school of occupational therapy at the University of Minnesota and University of Puget Sound, expert reviewer on evidence-based OT practice for persons with multiple sclerosis for the American Occupational Therapy Association, as well as serving as secretary general (three terms) for the Asian Pacific Federation of Societies of Hand Therapists. Specifically, he helped organize hand therapy workshops in Asian pacific countries as well as board meetings for conferences.

Chih-Huang is also a certified scuba instructor and loves trying new food.