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Emily is a practicing occupational therapist, Ph.D. candidate, and researcher. Emily's interests lie in chronic conditions, research, and health care advocacy. When she isn't working, Ms. Rich enjoys riding her horse, cooking healthy food, latin dancing, and swimming with her dogs. 

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Academic & Research

Emily Rich is pursuing her Ph.D. in occupational therapy at Texas Woman's University (TWU). Emily's research centers around POTS and rehabilitation therapy, specifically exploring self-management and group-based treatment options.

Ms. Rich earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Arizona. In her Master‘s program at TWU, Emily received the 2017 Redbud Award for Outstanding Student Leader at TWU Dallas and was invited to be a member of Pi Theta Epsilon honor society. She was the American Occupational Therapy Association Assembly of Student Delegates representative and Texas Occupational Therapy Association representative for her class at TWU. 

Emily is an occupational therapist serving adolescents and adults in a medical outpatient therapy setting at Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. Ms. Rich specializes in treating individuals with chronic conditions including forms of dysautonomia such as postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), Ehlers-Danlos syndromes and joint hypermobility, persistent pain, and Parkinson disease. She places a high value on patient-partnered, evidenced-based treatment. 

Clinical Practice

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I'm always excited to chat. If something on this site sparks your interest or is a shared point of connection, please reach out.

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