University of Southern California
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

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Florence Clark, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
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Lifestyle Redesign®, Well Elderly, professional issues, occupational science

Stanley P. Azen, Ph.D.
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Epidemiology, Well Elderly, biostatistics, clinical trials

Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, Ph.D.
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Functional imaging, mirror neuron system, neuroscience, empathy

Erna Blanche, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
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Sensory integration, autism, pediatrics, play, occupational science, Spanish, intercultural

Sarah Bream, O.T.D., OTR/L
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Mental health, adolescents and young adults, community-based services

Michael Carlson, Ph.D.
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Biostatistics, Lifestyle Redesign®, Well Elderly, pressure ulcer prevention, occupational science

Sharon Cermak, Ed.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
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Childhood motor coordination, dyspraxia, sensory processing, autism, health promotion

Celso Delgado, Jr., O.T.D., OTR/L
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Mental health, adolescents, at-risk youth, pressure ulcer prevention, Spanish

Lisa Deshaies, OTR/L, CHT
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Upper extremity rehabilitation, physical disabilities, arthritis, amputation, burns

Jesus Diaz, O.T.D., OTR/L
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Pressure ulcer prevention, fidelity measures, early intervention, Spanish, intercultural

Camille Dieterle, O.T.D., OTR/L
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Lifestyle Redesign®, Faculty Practice, weight management, sustainability, yoga

Linda Fazio, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
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Curricula design, community-based practice, play, pediatrics, motivational interviewing

Gelya Frank, Ph.D.
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Disability studies, gender studies, research methods, anthropology

Julie McLaughlin Gray, Ph.D., OTR/L
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Motor control, physical disabilities, stroke, rehabilitation, client-centered

Katie Jordan, O.T.D., OTR/L
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Hospital administration, clinical services, Lifestyle Redesign®, Faculty Practice

Diane Kellegrew, Ph.D., OTR/L FAOTA
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Child development, early intervention, family routines, mothers

Karrie Kingsley, O.T.D., OTR/L
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School-based practice, early intervention, grant administration

Mary Lawlor, Sc.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
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Qualitative methods, maternal and child health, ethnography, service disparities

Natalie Leland, Ph.D., OTR/L, BCG
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Gerontology, older adults, fall prevention, low vision

Cheryl Mattingly, Ph.D.
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Narrative studies, clinical reasoning, disability studies, anthropology

William Morgan, Ph.D.
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Sports, philosophy of sports, sociology, occupational science

Ann Neville-Jan, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
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Disability studies, phenomenology of pain, spina bifida, qualitative methods

Deborah Pitts, Ph.D., M.B.A., OTR, BCMH, CPRP
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Mental health, psychiatric rehabilitation, recovery model, community-based service

Beth Pyatak, Ph.D., OTR/L
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Diabetes, diabetes management, Lifestyle Redesign®

Samia Rafeedie, O.T.D., OTR/L
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Brain injury rehabilitation, physical disabilities, evidence-based practice, curricula development

Chantelle Rice, O.T.D., OTR/L
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Lifestyle Redesign®, diabetes management, Faculty Practice

Shawn Roll, Ph.D., OTR/L, CWCE
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Work and industry, carpal tunnel syndrome, ultrasonography

Olga Solomon, Ph.D.
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Linguistics, narrative studies, ethnography, autism, animal-assisted therapy, technology

Shelby Surfas, O.T.D., OTR/L
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UCEED, developmental disabilities, sensory integration

Jaynee Taguchi-Meyer, O.T.D., OTR/L
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Fieldwork education, emerging practice areas, technology

Barbara Thompson, Ph.D.
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Animal model, neurodevelopment, prenatal drug exposure

Cheryl Vigen, Ph.D.
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Epidemiology, biostatistics, study design, data management

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USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Los Angeles, CA 90089-9003
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The USC entry-level master's degree program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education® (ACOTE). ACOTE c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.®, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449, (301) 652-6611 x2914, acoteonline.org

Professional program graduates are eligible to apply for certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.® www.nbcot.org

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