Robin Newman, OTD, OTR/L, CLT, CDRS

Robin Newman

Areas of Expertise: Cancer Survivorship/Cancer Rehabilitation, Lymphedema, and Driver Rehabilitation

Clinical Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago; and Clinical Specialist in Occupational Therapy, NorthShore University HealthSystem

Location: Chicago, IL

Newman earned a postprofessional doctor of occupational therapy (OTD) from Boston University, a MA degree in occupational therapy from New York University, and a BA in history of science with a biomedical focus from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. She has clinical experience working with adults in the inpatient rehabilitation, acute care and outpatient rehabilitation settings, and has a particular interest in cancer rehabilitation. In 2002, she received specialty certification in lymphedema therapy from the Klose Norton School of Lymphedema Therapy. She also received specialty certification in driver rehabilitation from the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED) in 2007.

Robin is currently a clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She is also a clinical specialist at NorthShore University Healthcare System in Evanston. Her clinical interest is in the area of cancer survivorship with an emphasis on late effects of cancer treatments and their impact on occupational performance. She is in the process of piloting a newly created self-management program for breast cancer survivors entitled “Take Action,” which focuses on maximizing occupational performance in women who experience cognitive difficulties following completion of chemotherapy.