Areas of Expertise: Cancer Rehabilitation, Health Care Reform, HIV/AIDS, Work Disability, Social Security Disability (SSI/SSDI)
Director of Rehabilitation Services, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Location: Houston, TX
Brent Braveman, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is the director of rehabilitation services at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, overseeing occupational and physical therapy services.
Braveman earned his BS in Occupational Therapy from the University of New Hampshire, his MA in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University, and his PhD in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Prior to joining M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in December 2010, Braveman was a clinical professor and director of professional education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. For more than a decade he was the director of clinical services at UIC, overseeing all clinical services for occupational therapy and leading a staff of 16 therapists. He spent three years at Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia, serving as the director of occupational therapy and later as administrative director of physical medicine. Braveman also was a senior occupational therapist for the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Braveman is a 2006 recipient of the Leadership Fellow from The American Occupational Therapy Association/American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTA/AOTF); a 2006 recipient of the Excalibur Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Illinois at Chicago; a 2006 recipient of the Certificate of Distinction from Phi Theta Epsilon, the national honor society for occupational therapy; and the 2004 recipient of the President’s Award for the Alexian Brother’s AIDS Ministry in Chicago.