Sapna Chakraborty

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Assistant Professor (Occ. Therapy)
Sports Medicine & Athletic Training

Academic Interests

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Neuroscience
  • Occupational Science
  • Autism
  • Higher Education

Top Scholarly Accomplishments

Presented on “Effect of Constraint Induced Movement Therapy in Children with Hemiplegia” in regional Missouri Occupational Therapy Association Conference and Poster presentation in a Dean Conference of Occupational Therapy. Published article on the above topic in NewsLeader and Health Sense Magazine.

Previous Experience

  • Taught at MU in a Master’s OT program as full-time faculty

  • Bachelors OT program in New Delhi, India

  • Adjunct faculty at OTC in OTA program

  • Worked as OT in rehab acute care, outpatient 


Springfield, MO


  • Spending time with family walking on nature trails
  • Meditate
  • Reding books
  • Gardening
  • Travelling

Future Goals and Aspirations

  • Develop the new master’s OT program
  • Continue research in various academic interests specifically the strategies to enhance student learning and underserved populations in community

Life Outside of the University

Have two daughters and a two month old grandson. One of my daughters is a freshman at MSU this fall.  Volunteer at Newborn in Needs and Convoy of Hope.


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