Dr. Jennifer Pitonyak, Occupational Therapy Professor, Awarded Tenure
She has practiced in early intervention, the neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric rehabilitation, and a variety of community settings developing mental health promotion programs for infants and families. She holds American Occupational Therapy Association specialty certification in feeding, eating, and swallowing and is a certified infant massage instructor. Her scholarly interests are at the intersection of mental health promotion, occupational justice, and scholarship of teaching and learning — particularly structural influences on occupation, trauma-informed environments, and inclusive pedagogy.
Pitonyak earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Allegheny College, a master's degree in occupational therapy from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and a PhD in health policy from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.