Dailen Castillo, OTD, MBA, OTR

Associate Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Dr. Dailen Castillo is an Associate Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Castillo earned her doctoral degree in occupational therapy (PP OTD) from Chatham University in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, in 2016. She received her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Texas Permian Basin in 2020 and her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy (BS) from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas, in 2000. Her doctoral capstone focused on how early mobilization with critically ill patients in the intensive care unit positively impacts functional outcomes in activities of daily living.

Dr. Castillo has 20 years of experience as a clinical occupational therapist. Her experience includes working with adults and the geriatric population in skilled nursing facilities, acute hospitals, critical care, acute rehabilitation, neonatal intensive care unit, home health, outpatient facilities, and leadership/managerial roles. Throughout her clinical experience, Dr. Castillo has served as a fieldwork educator and mentor for Fieldwork Level II students. She has served as the lead and mentor for Chatham University’s OTD mentoring program to assist students with their capstone development. She has served as the secretary and is currently the chair of the Advisory Board of the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at St. Philip's College in San Antonio, Texas.

Department of Occupational Therapy


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