Kimberly S. Mollo, BFA, OTD, OTR/L

Associate Professor

Kimberly S. Mollo, OTD, OTR/L


901 Walnut Street
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Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Kimberly S. Mollo, BFA, OTD, OTR/L

Associate Professor


OTD, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
MS, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA


  • National Board Certification for Occupational Therapy
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York
  • 200-hour Basic Yoga Certification, Kripalu Center of Yoga and Health, Lenox, MA
  • 500-hour Advanced Yoga Certification, Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts, Huntsville, AL
  • Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests Certification, Western Psychological Services, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mental Health First Aid Certification, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Societies

  • Member, American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association
  • Member, International Association of Yoga Therapists
  • Member, Kripalu Yoga and Ayurveda Association
  • Member, Alpha Eta Honor Society

Research & Clinical Interests

  • Universal design and the use of design thinking in healthcare
  • Co-design, user-centered design, empathic design, and participatory design
  • Graphic design, industrial design, and occupational therapy: co-creation and collaboration
  • Design for well-being
  • Environmental and product design
  • Medical design
  • Executive functioning in adolescents and young adults
  • Use of yoga, breathwork, and mindfulness to manage mental health conditions in pediatric and adult populations
  • Serious mental illness (SMI) and occupational therapy intervention
  • Community-based occupational therapy
  • Occupational therapy for adolescents and young adults

Awards & Honors

  • The Fred and Sadye Abrams Award for Excellence in Clinical or Laboratory Instruction, 2016, Philadelphia, PA
  • Inquisitive Practitioner Award, Thomas Jefferson University, 2011, Philadelphia, PA


Prior to becoming an occupational therapist, Dr. Mollo had an active 15-year career as a freelance graphic designer. During her design tenure, she was employed as an in-house staff designer at various center city design firms and marketing departments within The Vanguard Group, The University of Pennsylvania Health System, and Drexel University. As Senior Graphic Designer at Joel Katz Design Associates, she specialized in information design, wayfinding signage, identity branding, and promotional print design for clients such as PennDOT, The Center City District, Germantown Friends School, and Richard Saul Wurman.

From 2012 through 2016, Dr. Mollo partnered Jefferson’s Occupational Therapy Department with the Industrial Design Department at the University of the Arts in an innovative, interprofessional collaboration dubbed “Project Inclusive.”