Keli . Mu, PhD, OTR/L
Keli Mu, PhD, OTR/L

Keli Mu, PhD, OTR/L

Professor
Director, International Programs for Health Sciences
Director, China Honors Inter-Professional Program (CHIP)
Chair, Professor of Department of Occupational Therapy
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Expertise/Specializations

  • Assessment and evaluation, research methodologist

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Occupational Therapy

Position

  • Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • Graduate School

Teaching Activity

  • Evidence based practice, assessment and evaluation, OT practice in Pedistrics

Biography


Keli Mu Ph.D. OTR/L, is Chair and Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Creighton University. He also serves as Dircector of International Office for Health Sciences. Dr. Mu’s research interests include evidence based practice, outcomes research, patient safety and practice errors, and issues related to professional eduation.
Dr. Mu is an avid researcher and has authored or co-authored more than 50 peer reviewed research articles. He serves on editorial boards for several professonal journals. He is a WFOT educational program accrediation reviewer. Dr. Mu received the AOTA Interantional Service Awards for his leadership and initaitives in international collaborations. Dr. Mu is a frequent presenter at the AOTA annual conferences and international OT congresses.
 

Education

  • PhD Unviersity of Nebraksa_Lincoln MA, University of Nebraska at Omaha, BS Creighton University, BS East China Normal University, China

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Drincic, A., Rule, A. M., Cochran, T., Abbott, A., Harris, B., Mu, Keli Safety improvement is in professional practice, Foundations in Patient Safety for Health Professionals, 29-70, 2009

Articles

  • Mu, K., Needham, C. & Lohman, H. (in press). Chapter 2. Ethical and Legal Aspects of Occupational Therapy Practice with Older Adults. In Barney, K., & Perkinsen, M. (Eds). Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults: Enhancing Quality of Life through Collaborative Practice. , Elsevier, 2015
  • Doll, J. D., Mu, K., Jensen, L., Goulet, C., & Ekstrum, J. (in press). Transforming Practice: International Service-Learning as Preparation for Entering Health Care. Crossing Boundaries: Tension and Transformation in International Service-Learning. Sterling, VA. , Stylus Publishing, 2015
  • Mu, K., Domina, A., VerMass-Lee, J. & Krings. A. (in press). Facilitating communication for children with disabilities in School. Early Intervention and Developmental Disabilities Special Interest Section Quarterly of American Occupational Therapy Association., American Journal of Occupational Therapy Association Official Documents, 2015
  • Mu, K., Coppard, B., Bracciano, A. & Bradberry, C. (in press). Comparison of On-Campus & Hybrid Student Outcomes in Doctoral Occupational Therapy Education. , American Journal of Occupational Therapy Association Official Documents, 2015
  • Mu, K., Coppard, B. M., Bracciano, A. G., Bradberry, J. C. Comparison of on-campus and hybrid student outcomes in occupational therapy doctoral education, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, S51-S56, 2014
  • Cisneros, Robert M., Jawaid, Sarah P., Kendall, Debra A., McPherson,Charles E.,,III, Mu, Keli, Weston, Grady S., Roberts, Kenneth B. International Practice Experiences in Pharmacy Education, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 77, Article 188, 2013
  • Holm, Suzanne E., Mu, Keli 'Discharge planning for the elderly in acute care: The perceptions of experienced occupational therapists': Erratum, Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 30, 383, 2012
  • Holm, Suzanne E., Mu, Keli Discharge Planning for the Elderly in Acute Care: The Perceptions of Experienced Occupational Therapists, Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 30, 214-228, 2012
  • Holm, S. & Mu, K. Discharge Planning for the Elderly in Acute Care: The Perceptions of Experienced Occupational Therapists., Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 30(3), 214-228, 2012
  • Cisneros, R. M., Jawaid, S., Kendall, D., McPherson, C., Mu, K., Weston, G., & Roberts, K. International Practice Experiences in Pharmacy Education., American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 77(9), 2012
  • Mu, Keli, Lohman, Helene, Scheirton, Linda, S., Cochran, Teresa, M., Coppard, Brenda M., Kokesh, Stephanie, R. Improving Client Safety: Strategies to Prevent and Reduce Practice Errors in Occupational Therapy, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65, e69-e76, 2011
  • Mu, K., Lohman, H., Cochran, T., Scheirton, L., Coppard, B., & Kokesh. S. Improving Client Safety: Strategies to Prevent and Reduce Practice Errors in Occupational Therapy., American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2011
  • Brown, T., Peyton, C. G., Rodger, S., Huang, Y. H., Wu, C. Y., Watson, C., Stagnitti, K., Hutton, E., Casey, J., Hong, C. S., Mu, Keli Occupational therapy students' attitudes towards inclusion education in Australia, United Kingdom, United States and Taiwan, Occupational Therapy International, 17, 40-52, 2010
  • Coppard, B. M., Bracciano, A., Doll, J., Matthews, A., Mu, Keli Fostering cultural competency, clinical reasoning, and leadership through international outreach, Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 24, 74-85, 2010
  • Mu, K., Brown, T., Peyton, C., Rodger, S., Huang, Y., Wu, C., Watson, C., Karen Stagnitti, Eve Hutton ., Jackie Casey, Hong, C. S. Occupational therapy students' attitudes towards inclusion Education in Australia, United Kingdom, United States and Taiwan. , Occupational Therapy International, 17, 40-52, 2010
  • Brown, Ted, Mu, Keli, Peyton, Claudia G., Rodger, Sylvia, Stagnitti, Karen, Hutton, Eve, Casey, Jackie, Watson, Callie, Hong, Chia S., Huang, Yan-hua, Wu, Chin-yu Occupational therapy students' attitudes towards individuals with disabilities: A comparison between Australia, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Research in developmental disabilities, 30, 1541-1555, 2009
  • Cochran, T. M., Mu, K., Lohman, H., Scheirton, L. S. Physical therapists' perspectives on practice errors in geriatric, neurologic, or orthopedic clinical settings, Physiotherapy theory and practice, 25, 1-13, 2009
  • Furze, J., Lohman, H., Mu, K. Impact of an interprofessional community-based educational experience on students' perceptions of other health professions and older adults, Journal of Allied Health, 37, 71-77, 2008
  • Lohman, H., Scheirton, L., Mu, K., Cochran, T., Kunzweiler, J. Preventing practice errors and improving patient safety: an examination of case studies reflecting common errors in occupational therapy practice, Journal of Allied Health, 37, 242-247, 2008
  • Keli Mu, Franck, Linda G., Konz, Christina Attitudes of entry level occupational therapy doctoral students towards inclusion for students with disabilities, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 54, S66-S73, 2007
  • Mu, K. L., Lohman, H., Scheirton, L. Occupational therapy practice errors in physical rehabilitation and geriatrics settings: A national survey study, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 60, 288-297, 2006
  • Mu, K., Coppard, B., Padilla, R. Graduate outcomes of first entry-level occupational therapy doctoral program in the United States, Education Special Interest Section Quarterly, 16, 1-4, 2006
  • Zardetto-Smith, A., Mu, K., Carruth, L., Frantz, K. Brains rule! A model program for developing professional stewardship among neuroscientists, CBE-Life Science Education, 5, 2006
  • Galt, K. A., Paschal, K. A., O?..Brien, R. L., McQuillan, R. J., Graves, J. K., Harris, B., Mahern, C., Schierton, L. S., Bramble, J. D., Clark, B. E., Gleason, J. M., Hoidal, P., Moores, K., Mu, K., Rule, A. M., Bradberry, J. C., Sonnino, R. E., Gerardi, Description and Evaluation of an Inter-professional Patient Safety Course for Health Professions and Related Sciences Students, Journal of Patient Safety, 2, 207-216, 2006
  • Mu, K., Lohman, H., Scheirton, L. To err is human! Common practice errors and preventive strategies in occupational therapy, OT Practice, 10, 13-16, 17||13-16, 17, 2005
  • Blanchard, S., Mu, K. Rural health: Creighton occupational therapy students to experience rural health service provision, Newsletter of the Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association, 1-3, 2005
  • Blanchard, S. A., Mu, K., Walding, M. Creighton occupational therapy students experience rural health service provision., ACCESS: Newsletter of the Nebraska Office of Rural Health, 39, 7, 2005

Presentations

  • Mu, K. (accepted presentation, 2015) Professional inquiry: Everything you need to know about data analysis. Pre-conference institute at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Exposition, Nashville, Tennessee., 2015
  • Mu, K., Scheirton, L., & Lohman, H. (2014, June). Occupational Therapists’ Perspectives on Practice Errors. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Annual Congress. Yomohoko, Japan., 2014
  • Lohman, H., Mu, K., Scheirton, L. Cochran, T., & Thrash, J. (2010, May). Improving Patient Safety in Occupational Therapy Practice: Education for Occupational Therapy. Poster presentation at World Federation of Occupational Therapists Annual Congress, San Diego, Chile (The poster was presented by Thrash J)., 2014
  • Mu, K. (2014). Occupational Therapy Students’ Attitudes toward Inclusion: Across Cultural Perspective. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Annual Congress. Yomohoko, Japan., 2014
  • Patterson, A. & Mu, K. (2013, October). The principles for the splint application after hand injury. Presentation at Rehabilitation Symposium, Hebei, People of Republic of China., 2013
  • Patterson, A. & Mu, K. (2013, October). Wheel chairs and seating and positioning. Presentation at Rehabilitation Symposium, Hebei, People of Republic of China., 2013
  • Coppard, B. M., Bracciano, A. & Mu, K. (October 2013). Comparison of Hybrid and On-Campus Student Outcomes in Doctoral Occupational Therapy Education: Bridging Learning Across 3,348 Miles. AOTA NBCOT Education Summit, Atlanta, GA., 2013
  • Peck, K., Carrico, C., Jensen, L., Mu, K., & Bracciano. (June 2013). Rehabilitation in Shijiazhuang, China: A cultural immersion experience & impact on student learning in the professions of physical and occupational therapy, and nursing. Poster presentation, American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA., 2013
  • Bracciano, A., Mu, K., Doll, J.D., Jensen, L., Peck, K. & Carrico, C. (April 2013) A cross cultural journey: Facilitating cultural competency, clinical reasoning and leadership through international outreach. Poster presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2013., 2013
  • Jensen, L., Mu, K., & Bracciano, A. G (April 2013). Student learning outcomes of an interprofessional experiential learning program in China. Podium presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, San Diego, CA,, 2013
  • Coppard, B.M., Mu, K., & Poutre, B. (2013). Designing and Assessing Significant eLearning Experiences in the Classroom. Pre-conference institute at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Exposition, San Diego, CA., 2013
  • Mu, K. (2012,October). Writing for Publication Presentation at Graduate School of Hebei Medical University, Hebei, People of Republic of China., 2012
  • Coppard, B.M., Mu, K., & Poutre, B. (2012). Are the Digital Natives Getting Restless? Integrating Technology to Create successful OT Hybrid Courses. Pre-conference institute at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, IN., 2012
  • Coppard, B. & Mu, K. (April 2011). Program effectiveness and student learning outcomes: Putting the pieces together. 6 hour Institute at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA., 2011
  • Lohman, H., Mu, K., Coppard, B., & Scheirton, L. (April 2011). Strategies Used by Occupational Therapists in Physical Rehabilitation and Geriatric Practice to Prevent and/or Reduce Practice Errors: A Qualitative Study. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA.., 2011
  • Feldhacker, D., Mu, K., Jensen, L., Matthews, A., & Peck, K. (April 2011). Outcomes Evaluation of CHIP China Honors Interprofessional Program. Poster Presentation at Creighton University Research Day. Omaha, NE., 2011
  • Mu, K. & Peck, K. (2011). An Overview of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Practice in USA. Rehabilitation Symposium, Hebei, People of Republic of China., 2011
  • Coppard, B.M., Mu, K., & Chapman, T. (2011). Program Effectiveness and Student Learning Outcomes: Putting the Pieces Together. Pre-conference institute at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Expo, Philadelphia, PA., 2011
  • Cochran, T., Mu, K., Lohman, H. & Scheirton, L. (June 2010). Physical therapists' perspectives on practice error in geriatric, neurologic, and orthopedic clinical settings; Poster session at APTA’s Annual Conference & Exposition, Boston, MA., 2010
  • Mu, K., Coppard, B., Flecky, K., Thinnes, A. & Griffiths, Y (2010, May). Evaluating OTD Program Goals: An E-portfolio Approach. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Annual Congress. San Diego, Chile. (Accepted for a podium presentation, but could not attend the conference due to financial constrains)., 2010
  • Lohman, H., Mu, K., Scheirton, L. Cochran, T., & Thrash, J. (2010, May). Improving Patient Safety in Occupational Therapy Practice: Education for Occupational Therapy. Poster presentation at World Federation of Occupational Therapists Annual Congress, San Diego, Chile (The poster was presented by Thrash J)., 2010
  • Mu, K. (2010, April) Evidence based practice: A meta-analysis approach. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Orlando, FL., 2010
  • Mu, K., Matthews, A. Hatch, J., Plutschack, D. & Shannon, K. (April 2010). Outcome Measures of China Honors Interprofessional Program. Poster Presentation at Creighton University Research Day. Omaha, NE., 2010
  • Mu, K. (April 2010). Research Design and Analysis: A Scholars’ Working-Group. (Four two hour session). Creighton University, Omaha, NE., 2010
  • Mu, K. (March 29, Part II, 2010). Putting the Pieces Together: Student Learning Outcomes and Program Evaluation. Time out for lunch presentation. Creighton University, Omaha, NE., 2010
  • Mu, K. (March 26 Part I, 2010). Putting the Pieces Together: Student Learning Outcomes and Program Evaluation. Time out for lunch presentation. Creighton University, Omaha, NE., 2010
  • Mu, K. (2010). Evidence Based Occupational Therapy Practice. Rehabilitation Symposium, Hebei, People of Republic of China., 2010

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Evidence based practice and outcomes research, OT practice in schools, patient safety and practice errors

Awards and Honors

  • Faculty Associate, Office of Academic Excellence and Assessment, 2008