Paula Ann Rabaey, Ph.D., MPH, OTR/L

Associate Professor, Program in Occupational Therapy
Paula Ann Rabaey


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Children's Rehab R277
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States


Associate Professor, Program in Occupational Therapy


PhD in Occupational Therapy, NOVA Southeastern University, Florida

MPH in Global Health, St. Catherine University, Minnesota

MS in Occupational Therapy, Boston University, Massachusettes

BS in Occupational Therapy, College of St. Catherine, Minnesota

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Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Rabaey’s active research and scholarship activity includes the following domains:

  • Pediatric feeding disorder –best practices for assessment and intervention across cultures
  • Family mealtime occupations
  • Empowering families of children with disabilities living in low-and-middle-income countries (and prevention of institutionalization)
  • The First 1000 days and impact of mothering, attachment, and nutrition on brain growth and development


Dr. Rabaey has over 30 years of experience in pediatrics serving a variety of ages in both rural and urban settings (NICU, early intervention, school-based, outpatient, and community based). She has also worked in community based international settings with children with disabilities living with and without families across four continents.

Scholarly Interests

Family mealtime occupations, childhood feeding disorders, post-natal mothering, attachment and nutrition


  • OT 7221 OT Process: Child and Youth I
  • OT 7431 Qualitative Inquiry in OT
  • Level 1 Fieldwork: Pediatrics