Dr. Kathryn Lent is a clinical assistant professor in the DPT program, where she leads the musculoskeletal anatomy sequence and the motor development and pediatric rehabilitation courses. Prior to joining OSU-Cascades, Lent taught within the anatomy and pediatrics curriculum at the University of Washington DPT program. In addition, she brings with her extensive experience working in inpatient and outpatient pediatrics.
Lent earned her doctoral degree in Physical Therapy and her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Washington. Her research is largely centered around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in rehabilitation, as well as pediatric rehabilitation. Dr. Lent’s scholarly work includes professional presentations and publications in the areas of LGBTQ+ health, disability studies, and racial/ethnic health disparities. In addition, she has been actively involved in numerous DEI and Rehabilitation DEI committees and councils. She is a member of the APTA.