Lauren Milton OTD, OTR/L

Graduate College of Health Sciences - Department of Occupational Therapy

Director of Curriculum and Assistant Professor 



OTD, Post-Professional Doctorate, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO 

BS, Occupational Therapy, Saint Louis University 


Dr. Lauren Milton lives in Millstadt, Illinois, a rural area southeast of St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Milton began her professional OT career as a generalist with clinical experience in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and skilled nursing before transitioning to working with pediatrics in school-based practice and early intervention.  Desiring to move into academia, she pursued a post-professional OT doctorate degree while running an early intervention and school-based contract private practice. An academic since 2011, Dr. Milton has taught a variety of coursework including neuroscience, management and administration, adult and pediatric evaluation and intervention, community-based program development, and expanding the role of OT in non-traditional settings.  Her established scholarly interests include OT education as well as school-based OT practice. Dr. Milton has presented locally and nationally on research related to her clinical background and scholarly interests.   


Dr. Milton spends her free time lending a hand at her family’s farm, practicing yoga, doing CrossFit, cooking and preserving food, reading and enjoying the vibe of a fun coffee hangout, and watching her three children play sports.   

Lauren Milton

Associate Professor

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