Dr. Praveen Injeti serves as Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy. Dr. Injeti received his bachelor’s education as an occupational therapist at Loma Linda University in 1999. He then obtained a Master of Art degree in Psychology with focus in Marriage and Family Therapy. In 2021, he completed his Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Loma Linda University. Dr. Injeti has worked in various settings such as long-term care, the jail system treating psychiatric patients, and in-patient behavioral health settings as well as home health which nurtured his growth as a clinician. His passion is behavioral health and over the course of 18 years, he focused his work primarily in pediatric behavioral health. Dr. Injeti is an Assistant Professor and teaches various topics over the course of each school year with a focus on mental health. He is also a research mentor for students projects and program development. He has presented at regional and state conferences and guest lectures for other programs and disciplines on topics related to behavioral health. In 2019, Dr. Injeti was interviewed by Time Magazine under their special edition addressing mental health. He truly enjoys his roles as a clinician and faculty member and justly believes God has encouraged him to reach for these roles as it suits his nature and character. Dr. Injeti never goes to a job or work; rather he fulfills his passion and duties. He is blessed with a wonderful marriage and honored and proud to be a father. As a family, they enjoy traveling, listening and playing music, family and social time, cooking, and taking care of their pets.