Hope Hodges, PhD, OTR

Hope Hodges, PhD, OTR
Clinical Associate Professor
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Clinical Associate Professor

Hope Hodges is a Clinical Associate professor in the Baylor University Doctor of Occupational Therapy program with just over 23 years of experience, specializing in hand therapy and education. Dr. Hodges earned her B.S. in Occupational Therapy at Texas Tech University Health Science Center (TX, 1997), her M.A. degree in Occupational Therapy with an emphasis in Orthopedic Biomechanics at New York University (NY, 2001) and her Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational Therapy at Texas Woman’s University (2005). 

Through Dr. Hodges’ career she has aided in starting two hand therapy clinics at two major hospitals. She has also worked in acute care at a Level I trauma and burn hospital. She has served as a volunteer on the American Society of Hand Therapists Education and Research Division. In 2004 at the American Society of Hand Therapists annual meeting she received the Best Clinical Paper award and the first Evelyn Mackin Hand Therapy Research Grant examining Health Beliefs in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome patients. Dr. Hodges is passionate about occupational therapy education. She was the founding program director at the first faith-based, entry-level  Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program in Texas. She enjoys engaging students in the classroom towards critical thinking and is interested in research that includes examining how to incorporate spirituality into occupational therapy education and practice.