Meet Erin Kooi, OTS

February 5, 2021

Erin Kooi, OTS is a 2021 Occupational Therapy Candidate at the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at Creighton University. She will be joining the Parkinson’s Nebraska team this semester as part of her Doctoral Capstone. We are so excited to welcome her to the team!

She will be completing a needs assessment on the Nebraska Parkinson’s community, researching services that are currently available and identifying the needs of our community.

A word from Erin:

“Hello everyone, my name is Erin Kooi and I am joining the Parkinson’s Nebraska team as a part of my Doctoral Capstone through Creighton University. I am currently a third-year occupational therapy student anticipating graduation in May of 2021.

As part of my capstone, I will be researching and identifying services and needs of the Parkinson’s community in central and western Nebraska. I am excited to join the PN team!

If anyone is specifically interested in the work I will be doing or would have information that could aid in my work, please reach out to myself at and I will be happy to chat!”

We are so thrilled Erin chose Parkinson’s Nebraska as part of her Doctoral Capstone and are grateful for the time, dedication, and effort she is putting in to help us better understand the needs of the Nebraska PD community. Her work will greatly inform our funding priorities, community outreach efforts, and organizational strategy as a whole.

If you are a physician, therapy provider, exercise instructor, support group leaders, or person with Parkinson’s who would like to help, please reach out to Erin via email. You can share the services you provide, the services you participate in, and the unique needs of your local community. Your help will go far towards improving accessibility of services and the distribution of resources in the future.

Thank you so much for your work, Erin! Welcome to the team!