Vicki Kaskutas, OTD, MHS, OTR/L, FAOTA


Associate Professor in Occupational Therapy and Medicine

Dr. Kaskutas is an occupational therapist with 35 years of experience addressing work performance issues of individuals, work groups, and populations. Since joining Washington University in 1997, Dr. Kaskutas has focused her research on developing and evaluating interventions to prevent residential construction worker falls from heights, including apprentice carpenter fall prevention training, safety communication and fall prevention training of construction foremen and managers, and developing a website describing over 150 fall protection devices appropriate for residential construction. Dr. Kaskutas has been awarded research grants from the Center for Construction Research and Training, the Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety, the American Society of Hand Therapists, and the Healthsouth Corporation. In 2014 Kaskutas was named a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association as a Leader in Work Injury Prevention and Research. She authored the American Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Individuals with Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, several book chapters, and peer-reviewed manuscripts. She is a member of the Construction Sector of the National Occupational Research Agenda and was an active member of the National Campaign to Prevent Fall in Construction.

View a selection of Dr. Kaskutas’ recent publications.