René Padilla, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Office of Academic and Student Affairs, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, at Creighton University.
René has worked in mental health, acute rehabilitation (adult and pediatric), and administration throughout the world. He has consulted for various nongovernmental agencies involved in international efforts of community development in Latin America. His interest in the phenomenological exploration of disability evolved into a research focus on social disparities and occupational shifts of refugees and undocumented immigrants. He maintains a private practice in psychotherapy with an emphasis on issues of disability and migration trauma.