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Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences

Office location

2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Office hours

Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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Dr. Lori Helgeson

Dr. Lori-Ann Helgeson

Clinical Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Email address  lhelges@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7838
Resume or CV  CV
Office location  HSC 2127
Office hours  By Appointment


  • OTD, Temple University
  • M.Ed, Handicap Services, University of North Florida
  • BS, Occupational Therapy, Florida International University

Professional Information

Dr. Lori-Ann R. Pietruski has resided in Jacksonville for over 30 years. She has been an Occupational Therapist for over 30 years with the majority of her experience in pediatric settings. She is the Doctorial Capstone Coordinator for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program. She received her Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. Her capstone focus was on occupational therapy’s role in post graduate community-based vocational education programs. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Florida International University and a Master of Education with a focus on Handicap Services from the University of North Florida.

Dr. Pietruski has given continuing education lectures on handwriting, adaptive equipment in the classroom, how to make a sensory friendly classroom, and preparing for the NBCOT exam. She served as a mentor to new staff at a large inpatient rehabilitation hospital and in a public school system.