Dr. Kelley Meirose is a native of St. Joseph, MO, and attended St. Francis Xavier School and Bishop LeBlond Memorial High School (LBHS). She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, with an emphasis in Health Sciences, and minors in Chemistry and Spanish, from Missouri Western State University (MWSU) in 1999. She then attended Creighton University (CU) in Omaha, NE, where she received her Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree in December of 2002. She was an active member of many clubs and organizations throughout her entire educational career, and graduated with honors from LBHS, MWSU and CU.
As a part of her educational experience while attending MWSU, Dr. Meirose studied abroad in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica and Cuernavaca, Mexico. As a CU student, she was afforded the life-changing opportunity to partner with the Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC) and be a part of a mission trip to Santiago, Dominican Republic. While there, she provided OT services to underprivileged patients of all ages at an outpatient physical rehabilitation clinic. She also educated the staff regarding current practice trends, and worked collaboratively with her team in order to create much-needed adapted equipment. In addition, her professional fieldwork rotations allowed her to gain experience providing OT services to individuals of all ages with a wide variety of diagnoses in the following areas of practice: pediatric school-based, outpatient physical rehabilitation, mental health, and Head Start; and adult/geriatric inpatient physical rehabilitation, acute care, sub-acute care, mental health and assisted living.