Dr. Kaskutas began specializing in preventing and managing work injuries soon after graduating from the University of Illinois as an occupational therapist in 1980. Early in her career, she directed an alternate work program for injured underground coal miners, performing on-site work rehabilitation and return-to-work services. Later, she managed an occupational medicine clinic for several years, performing functional capacity evaluations, work hardening, and hand therapy with individuals with work injuries and providing ergonomic and injury prevention programs for manufacturing, construction, and transportation industries. After joining Washington University School of Medicine in 1997, she earned a Masters of Health Science in Health Care Services in 2000 and a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy in 2008. In her position as Associate Professor in Occupational Therapy and Medicine, Dr. Kaskutas teaches in the entry-level occupational therapy graduate program, directs post-professional students’ doctoral training, oversees educational and quality evaluation, and performs research in work injury prevention and rehabilitation, hand therapy, and higher education.