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Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Recent Faculty Publications

Consistent with the Division’s ongoing pursuit of innovation and production of knowledge, faculty members work at the cutting-edge of their respective fields of expertise. In addition to doing funded research, faculty generate written publications which contribute to the scholarship of their fields.

Recent publications by Division faculty, including refereed journal articles, book chapters, and editorial manuscripts, are cited below (American Psychological Association formatting):

Stanley Azen

McIlvaine, E., Borzabadi-Farahani, A., Lane, C. J., Azen, S. P., & Yen, S. L. (2014). Apriori feasibility testing of randomized clinical trial design in patients with cleft deformities and Class III malocclusion. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, [Epub ahead of print]. doi:10.1016/j.ijporl.2014.01.006

Clark, F., Pyatak, E. A., Carlson, M., Blanche, E. I., Vigen, C., Hay, J., . . . Azen, S. P., and PUPS Study Group (2014). Implementing trials of complex interventions in community settings: The USC-Rancho Los Amigos Pressure Ulcer Prevention Study (PUPS). Clinical Trials, 11, 218-229. doi:10.1177/1740774514521904

Varma, R., Hsu, C., Wang, D., Torres, M., & Azen, S. P. (2013). The Chinese American Eye Study: Design and methods. Ophthalmic Epidemiology, 20, 335-347. doi:10.3109/09286586.2013.823505

Chen, M. A., Kawakubo, M., Colletti, P. M., Xu, D., Labree Dustin, L., Detrano, R., Azen, S. P., Wong, N. D., Zhao, X. Q. (2013). Effect of age on aortic atherosclerosis. Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, 10, 135-140. doi:10.3969/j.issn.1671-5411.2013.02.005

Nadeau, S. E., Wu, S. S., Dobkin, B. H., Azen, S. P., Rose, D. K., Tilson, J. K., . . . LEAPS Investigative Team (2013). Effects of task-specific and impairment-based training compared with usual care on functional walking ability after inpatient stroke rehabilitation: LEAPS Trial. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 27, 370-380. doi:10.1177/1545968313481284

He, J., Bhasin, S., Binder, E. F., Yarasheski, K. E., Castaneda-Sceppa, C., Schroeder, E. T., . . . Azen, S. P., & Sattler, F. R. (2013). Cardiometabolic risks during anabolic hormone supplementation in older men. Obesity, 21, 968-975. doi:10.1002/oby.20081

Winstein, C. J., Wolf, S. L., Dromerick, A. W., Lane, C. J., Nelsen, M. A., Lewthwaite, R., . . . Azen, S. P., & ICARE Investigative Team (2013). Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Arm Rehabilitation Evaluation (ICARE): A randomized controlled trial protocol. BMC Neurology, 13:5. doi:10.1186/1471-2377-13-5

Salem, G. J., Yu, S. S., Wang, M. Y., Samarawickrame, S., Hashish, R., Azen, S. P., & Greendale, G. A. (2013). Physical demand profiles of hatha yoga postures performed by older adults. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013, 165763. doi:10.1155/2013/165763

Lisa Aziz-Zadeh

Demiris, Y., Aziz-Zadeh, L., & Bonaiuto, J. (2014). Information processing in the mirror neuron system in primates and machines. Neuroinformatics, 12, 63-61. doi:10.1007/s12021-013-9200-7

Fox, G. R., Sobhani, M., & Aziz-Zadeh, L. (2013). Witnessing hateful people in pain modulates brain activity in regions associated with physical pain and reward. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 772. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00772

Aziz-Zadeh, L., Liew, S.-L., & Dandekar, F. (2013). Exploring the neural correlates of visual creativity. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 8, 475-480. doi:10.1093/scan/nss021

Liew, S. -L., Sheng, T., Margetis, J. L., Aziz-Zadeh, L. (2013). Both novelty and expertise increase action observation network activity. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13, 541. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00541

Garrison, K. A., Aziz-Zadeh, L., Wong, S. W., Liew, S.-L., & Winstein, C. J. (2013). Modulating the motor system by action observation after stroke. Stroke, 44, 2247-2253. doi:10.1161/​STROKEAHA.113.001105

Liew, S.-L., Sheng, T., & Aziz-Zadeh, L. (2013). Experience with an amputee modulates one’s own sensorimotor response during action observation. NeuroImage, 69, 138-145. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.12.028

Liew, S.-L. & Aziz-Zadeh, L. (2013). The human mirror neuron system, social control and language. In D. D. Franks & J. H. Turner (Eds.), Handbook of neurosociology (pp. 183-205). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-4473-8_14

Erna Blanche

Clark, F., Pyatak, E. A., Carlson, M., Blanche, E. I., Vigen, C., Hay, J., . . . PUPS Study Group (2014). Implementing trials of complex interventions in community settings: The USC-Rancho Los Amigos Pressure Ulcer Prevention Study (PUPS). Clinical Trials, 11, 218-229. doi:10.1177/1740774514521904

Pyatak, E. A., Blanche, E. I., Garber, S. L., Diaz, J., Blanchard, J., Florindez, L., & Clark, F. A. (2013). Conducting intervention research among underserved populations: Lessons learned and recommendations for researchers. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94, 1190-1198. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2012.12.009

Stefanie Bodison

Bodison, S., & Mostofsky, S. (2014). Motor control and motor learning processes in autism spectrum disorders. In F. R. Volkmar, R. Paul, S. J. Rogers, & K. A. Pelphrey (Eds.), Handbook of autism and pervasive developmental disorders: Volume 2: Assessment, interventions, and policy (4th ed.) (pp. 354-377). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Sarah Bream

Bream, S. (2013, Mar. 25). The history of occupational therapy in adolescent mental health practice [Continuing education article]. OT Practice, 18(5), CE-1-CE-8.

Michael Carlson

Clark, F., Pyatak, E. A., Carlson, M., Blanche, E. I., Vigen, C., Hay, J., . . . PUPS Study Group (2014). Implementing trials of complex interventions in community settings: The USC-Rancho Los Amigos Pressure Ulcer Prevention Study (PUPS). Clinical Trials, 11, 218-229. doi:10.1177/1740774514521904

Carlson, M., Kuo, A., Chou, C., & Clark, F. (2013). Relationship of global self-evaluations of activity to psychosocial and health-related aging outcomes. OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health, 33, 180-189. doi:10.3928/15394492-20130712-01

Sharon Cermak

Foran, A., Cermak, S. A., & Spruijt-Metz, D. (2013). Psychosocial determinants of participation in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity among Hispanic and Latina middle school-aged girls.Hispanic Health Care International, 11, 142-148. http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/1540-4153.11.3.142

Katz, E. R., Cermak, S., Kertesz, H. A., Meeske, K., Ruccione, K., Mellon, L., & Engelman, L. (2013). Activity preferences, engagement and quality of life in children and adolescents with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. International Journal of Child Health and Human Development, 6, 475.

Peterson, E., Stein, L., & Cermak, S. (2013). Helping children with autism spectrum disorders participate in oral care. Sensory Integration Special Interest Section Quarterly, 36(3), 1-4.

Stein, L. I., Polido, J. C., & Cermak, S. A. (2013). Oral care and sensory over-responsivity in children with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatric Dentistry, 35, 230-235.

Bandini, L. G., Gleason, J., Curtin, C., Lividini, K., Anderson, S. E., Cermak, S. A., Maslin, M., & Must, A. (2013). Comparison of physical activity between children with autism spectrum disorders and typically developing children. Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 17, 44-54. doi:10.1177/1362361312437416

Foran, A. C., & Cermak, S. A. (2013). Active and traditional videogame ownership and play patterns among youths with autism spectrum disorders & relationships to physical activity. Palaestra, 27(1), 42-48.

Florence Clark

Clark, F., Pyatak, E. A., Carlson, M., Blanche, E. I., Vigen, C., Hay, J., . . . PUPS Study Group (2014). Implementing trials of complex interventions in community settings: The USC-Rancho Los Amigos Pressure Ulcer Prevention Study (PUPS). Clinical Trials, 11, 218-229. doi:10.1177/1740774514521904

Wilcox, R. R., Granger, D. A., Szanton, S., & Clark, F. (2014). Cortisol diurnal patterns, associations with depressive symptoms, and the impact of intervention in older adults: Results using modern robust methods aimed at dealing with low power due to violations of standard assumptions. Hormones and Behavior, 65, 219-225. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2014.01.005

Clark, F. (2013). As viewed from above: Connectivity and diversity in fulfilling occupational therapy’s Centennial Vision [Farewell presidential address]. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67, 624-632. doi:10.5014/ajot.2013.676003

Carlson, M., Kuo, A., Chou, C., & Clark, F. (2013). Relationship of global self-evaluations of activity to psychosocial and health-related aging outcomes. OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health, 33, 180-189. doi:10.3928/15394492-20130712-01

Wilcox, R. R., Granger, D. A., & Clark, F. (2013). Modern robust statistical methods: Basics with illustrations using psychobiological data. Universal Journal of Psychology, 1, 21-31. doi:10.13189/ujp.2013.010201

Clark, F., Jackson, J., & Pyatak, E. (2013). Developing an integrated occupational science research program: The USC Well Elderly and Pressure Ulcer Prevention studies. In D. Pierce (Ed.), Occupational science for occupational therapy (pp. 291-310). Thorofare, NJ: Slack, Inc.

Clark, F., Park, D. J., & Burke, J. P. (2013). Dissemination: Bringing translational research to completion. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67, 185-193. doi:10.5014/ajot.2013.006148

Pyatak, E. A., Blanche, E. I., Garber, S. L., Diaz, J., Blanchard, J., Florindez, L., & Clark, F. A. (2013). Conducting intervention research among underserved populations: Lessons learned and recommendations for researchers. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94, 1190-1198. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2012.12.009

Wilcox, R. R., Carlson, M. E., Azen, S. P., & Clark, F. A. (2013). Avoid lost discoveries, because of violations of standard assumptions, by using modern robust statistical methods. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 66, 319-329. doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2012.09.003

Jesús Díaz

Clark, F., Pyatak, E. A., Carlson, M., Blanche, E. I., Vigen, C., Hay, J., Mallinson, T., Blanchard, J., Unger, J. B., Garber, S. L., Diaz, J., . . . PUPS Study Group (2014). Implementing trials of complex interventions in community settings: The USC-Rancho Los Amigos Pressure Ulcer Prevention Study (PUPS). Clinical Trials, 11, 218-229. doi:10.1177/1740774514521904

Pyatak, E. A., Blanche, E. I., Garber, S. L., Diaz, J., Blanchard, J., Florindez, L., & Clark, F. A. (2013). Conducting intervention research among underserved populations: Lessons learned and recommendations for researchers. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94, 1190-1198. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2012.12.009

Camille Dieterle

Dieterle, C. (2014). Lifestyle redesign programs. In M. E. Scaffa & S. M. Reitz (Eds.), Occupational therapy in community-based practice settings (2nd ed.) (pp. 377-389). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company.

Katie Jordan

Reingold, F. S. & Jordan, K. (2013). Obesity and occupational therapy. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67, S39-S46. doi:10.5014/ajot.2013.67S39

Karrie Kingsley

Clark, G. F., & Kingsley, K. (2013). Occupational therapy practice guidelines for early childhood: Birth through 5 years. Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.

Kingsley, K., & Mailloux, Z. (2013). Evidence for the effectiveness of different service delivery models in early intervention services. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67, 431-436. doi:10.5014/ajot.2013.006171

Mary Lawlor

Lawlor, M. C., & Mattingly, C. (2014). Family perspectives on occupation, health, and disability. In B. A. B. Schell, G. Gillen, & M. E. Scaffa (Eds.), Willard & Spackman’s occupational therapy (12th ed.) (pp.150-162). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Solomon, O., & Lawlor, M. C. (2013). “And I look down and he is gone”: Narrating autism, elopement and wandering in Los Angeles. Social Science & Medicine, 94, 106-114. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.06.034

Natalie Leland

Lee, I., & Leland, N. (2013, September 9). Fall prevention for community-living older adults [Research update]. OT Practice, 18(16), 19;22.

Tyler, D. A., Feng, Z., Leland, N. E., Gozalo, P., Intrator, O., & Mor, V. (2013). Trends in postacute care and staffing in US nursing homes, 2001-2010. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2013.05.013

Teno, J. M., Gozalo, P. L., Bynum, J. W., Leland, N. E., Miller, S. C., Morden, N. E., . . . Mor, V. (2013). Change in end-of-life care for Medicare beneficiaries: Site of death, place of care, and health care transitions in 2000, 2005, and 2009. Journal of the American Medical Association, 309, 470-477. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.207624

John Margetis

Liew, S. -L., Sheng, T., Margetis, J. L., Aziz-Zadeh, L. (2013). Both novelty and expertise increase action observation network activity. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13, 541. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2013.00541

Cheryl Mattingly

Mattingly, C., & Jensen, U. J. (2015). Practical philosophy and hope as a moral project among African-Americans. In S. Liisberg, E. O. Pedersen & A. L. Dalsgård (Eds.), Anthropology & philosophy: Dialogues on trust and hope. Oxford, England: Berghahn Press.

Mattingly, C., & Jensen, U. J. (2015). What can we hope for? An exploration in cosmopolitan philosophical anthropology. In S. Liisberg, E. O. Pedersen & A. L. Dalsgård (Eds.), Anthropology & philosophy: Dialogues on trust and hope. Oxford, England: Berghahn Press.

Mattingly, C. (2014). The moral perils of a superstrong Black mother. Ethos, 42, 119-138. doi:10.1111/etho.12042

Lawlor, M. C., & Mattingly, C. (2014). Family perspectives on occupation, health, and disability. In B. A. B. Schell, G. Gillen, & M. E. Scaffa (Eds.), Willard & Spackman’s occupational therapy (12th ed.) (pp.150-162). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Mattingly, C. (2013). Moral selves and moral scenes: Narrative experiments in everyday life. Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology, 78, 301-327. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00141844.2012.691523

Mattingly, C. (2013). Love’s imperfection: Moral becoming, friendship and family life. Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society (Special Issue: The Morality of Friendship).

Julie McLaughlin Gray

Schultz-Krohn, W., Pope-Davis, S. A., Jourdan, J. M., & McLaughlin-Gray, J. (2013). Traditional sensorimotor approaches to intervention. In H. M. Pendleton & W. Schultz-Krohn (Eds.), Pedretti’s occupational therapy: Practice skills for physical dysfunction (7th ed.) (pp. 796-830). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.

William Morgan

Morgan, W. J. (2013). Interpretivism, conventionalism, and the ethical coach. In R. L. Simon (Ed.), The ethics of coaching sports: Moral, social, and legal issues (pp. 61-78). Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Daniel Park

Clark, F., Park, D. J., & Burke, J. P. (2013). Dissemination: Bringing translational research to completion. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67, 185-193. doi:10.5014/ajot.2013.006148

Deborah Pitts

Pitts, D., & Hayes, S. (2013). Assessment. In P. Nemec & K. Furlong-Norman (Eds.), Best Practices in Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Linthicum, MD: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association.

Beth Pyatak

Clark, F., Pyatak, E. A., Carlson, M., Blanche, E. I., Vigen, C., Hay, J., . . . PUPS Study Group (2014). Implementing trials of complex interventions in community settings: The USC-Rancho Los Amigos Pressure Ulcer Prevention Study (PUPS). Clinical Trials, 11, 218-229. doi:10.1177/1740774514521904

Pyatak, E. A., Sequeira, P., Peters, A. L., Montoya, L., & Weigensberg, M. J. (2013). Disclosure of psychosocial stressors affecting diabetes care among uninsured young adults with Type 1 diabetes. Diabetic Medicine, 30, 1140-1144. doi:10.1111/dme.12248

Pyatak, E. A., Florindez, D., & Weigensberg, M. J. (2013). Adherence decision making in the everyday lives of emerging adults with type 1 diabetes. Patient Preference and Adherence, 7, 709-718. doi:10.2147/PPA.S47577

Pyatak, E. A., Blanche, E. I., Garber, S. L., Diaz, J., Blanchard, J., Florindez, L., & Clark, F. A. (2013). Conducting intervention research among underserved populations: Lessons learned and recommendations for researchers. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94, 1190-1198. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2012.12.009

Clark, F., Jackson, J., & Pyatak, E. (2013). Developing an integrated occupational science research program: The USC Well Elderly and Pressure Ulcer Prevention studies. In D. Pierce (Ed.), Occupational science for occupational therapy (pp. 291-310). Thorofare, NJ: Slack, Inc.

Shawn Roll

Evans, K. D., Volz, K. R., Pargeon, R. L., Fout, L. T., Buford J., Roll, S. C. (2014). Use of contrast enhanced sonography to investigate intraneural vascularity in a cohort of macaca fascicularis with suspected median mononeuropathy. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 33, 103-109. doi:10.7863/ultra.33.1.103

Roll, S. C., Selhorst, L., & Evans, K. D. (2014). Contribution of positioning to work-related musculoskeletal discomfort in diagnostic medical sonographers. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 47, 253-260. doi:10.3233/WOR-121579

Evans, K. D., Volz, K. R., Roll, S. C., Hutmire, C. M., Pargeon, R. L., Buford, J. A., Sommerich, C. M. (2013). Establishing an imaging protocol for detection of vascularity within the median nerve using contrast-enhanced ultrasound. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, 29, 201-207. doi:10.1177/8756479313503211

Roll, S. C., Evans, K. D., Volz, K. R., & Sommerich, C. M. (2013). Longitudinal design for sonographic measurement of median nerve swelling with controlled exposure to physical work using an animal model. Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2013.08.008

Evans, K. D., Roll, S. C., Volz, K. R., & Freimer, M. (2013). [Reply]. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 32, 188-189.

Roll, S. C., & Kutch, J. J. (2013). Transperineal sonography evaluation of muscles and vascularity in the male pelvic floor. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, 29(1), 3-10. doi:10.1177/8756479312472394

Roll, S. C., Evans, K. D., Li, X., Sommerich, C. M., & Case-Smith, J. (2013). Importance of tissue morphology relative to patient reports of symptoms and functional limitations resulting from median nerve pathology. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67, 64-72. doi:10.5014/ajot.2013.005785

Stacey Schepens Niemiec

Kratz, A. L., Schepens, S. L., & Murphy, S. L. (2013). Effects of cognitive task demands on subsequent symptoms and activity in adults with symptomatic osteoarthritis. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67, 683-691. doi:10.5014/ajot.2013.008540

Olga Solomon

Solomon, O., & Lawlor, M. C. (2013). “And I look down and he is gone”: Narrating autism, elopement and wandering in Los Angeles. Social Science & Medicine, 94, 106-114. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.06.034

Derek Snyder

Kalva, J. J., Sims, C. A., Puentes, L. A., Snyder, D. J., & Bartoshuk, L. M. (2014). Comparison of the Hedonic General Labeled Magnitude Scale with the Hedonic 9-Point Scale. Journal of Food Science, 79, S238-S245. doi:10.1111/1750-3841.12342

Fischer, M. E., Cruickshanks, K. J., Schubert, C. R., Pinto, A., Klein, B. E., Klein, R., . . . Snyder, D. J. (2013). Taste intensity in the Beaver Dam Offspring Study. Laryngoscope, 123, 1399-1404. doi:10.1002/lary.23894

Cheryl Vigen

Clark, F., Pyatak, E. A., Carlson, M., Blanche, E. I., Vigen, C., Hay, J., . . . PUPS Study Group (2014). Implementing trials of complex interventions in community settings: The USC-Rancho Los Amigos Pressure Ulcer Prevention Study (PUPS). Clinical Trials, 11, 218-229. doi:10.1177/1740774514521904

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