University of Southern California
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Previous Funded Research Projects

For nearly twenty years, the USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy has been at the vanguard of occupational science research aimed at building the research base for the practice profession of occupational therapy, pursuing basic knowledge concerning the phenomena of human occupation, and developing interventions to improve peoples’ everyday lives. Previously funded research projects include the following (please not, the below is not a comprehensive list):


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Lifestyle Redesign® for Pressure Ulcer Prevention in Rural Veterans with SCI

Project Directors: Michael Carlson and Florence Clark
Project Period: 2012 – 2014
Award Number: VALBHS/IPA/2012
Total Award: $180,511

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Beating the Odds: Facilitating Lifestyle Change in Urban Latino Young Adults with Diabetes

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Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Pyatak
Project Period: 2011 – 2014
Award Number: KL2RR031991
Total Award: $146,279
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The Mirror Neuron System (MNS) and Action Observation after Stroke Affecting Cortical Motor Regions

Principal Investigator: Lisa Aziz-Zadeh
Project Period: 2011 – 2014
Award Number: 1 R03 HD067475-01A1
Total Award: $162,000

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The Mirror Neuron System (MNS): A Neural Substrate for Methods in Stroke Rehabilitation

Principal Investigator: Lisa Aziz-Zadeh
Funding Source: American Heart Association
Project Period: 2010 – 2014
Award Number: 10SDG3510062
Total Award: $231,000

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Examining the Relationship Between Clinician-Observed and Patient Self-Reported Visual Function in Everyday Activities

Principal Investigator: Trudy Mallinson
Project Period: 2012 – 2013
Award Number: C4-152315
Total Award: $313,704

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Integrating Electromyography and Sonographic Imaging for Evidence-Based Physical Therapy for Chronic Pelvic Pain

Co-Principal Investigator: Shawn Roll
Project Period: 2012 – 2013
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Total Award: $30,000

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Measurement and Outcomes Post Severe Brain Injury

Project Director: Trudy Mallinson
Project Period: 2012 – 2013
Award Number: 578/151
Total Award: $9,891

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Improving Adherence in Type 1 Diabetes by Peer Mentoring: A Feasibility Study

Subcontract Principal Investigator: Beth Pyatak
Project Period: 2011 – 2013
Award Number: 8029-RGF007016-00
Total Award: $7,169

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Medicare Payment Reform Demonstration and CARE Tool Development Initiatives

Project Director: Trudy Mallinson
Project Period: 2010 – 2013
Award Number: 21-312-0209853 Task Orders 4 and 5
Total Award: $44,352

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Developing Outpatient Therapy Payment Alternatives

Project Director: Trudy Mallinson
Project Period: 2010 – 2013
Award Number: 21-312-0209853 Task Order 12
Total Award: $31,298

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An Experimental Investigation into Staging CTS Utilizing Portable Ultrasound and Doppler as a Diagnostic Alternative

Subcontract Principal Investigator: Shawn Roll
Project Period: 2011 – 2012
Award Number: 60032407
Total Award: $4,303

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Supplement to Lifestyle Redesign® for Pressure Ulcer Prevention in SCI

Principal Investigator: Florence Clark
Project Period: 2010 – 2011
Award Number: 1 R01 HD056267-03S1
Total Award: $223,722

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Neural Basis for the Production and Perception of Prosody

Principal Investigator: Lisa Aziz-Zadeh
Project Period: 2009 – 2011
Award Number: 1 R03 HD057594-01A2
Total Award: $161,690

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Autism in Urban Context: Linking Heterogeneity with Health and Service Disparities

Principal Investigator: Olga Solomon
Project Period: 2009 – 2011
Award Number: 1 R01 MH089474-01
Total Award: $1,248,025

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RRTC on Measuring Rehabilitation Outcomes and Effectiveness

Principal Investigator: Trudy Mallinson/Allen W. Hienmann
Project Period: 2009 – 2011
Award Number: H133B040032-08
Total Award: $59,146

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Boundary Crossing: Re-Situating Cultural Competence

Principal Investigator: Mary Lawlor
Co-Principal Investigator: Cheryl Mattingly
Project Period: 2005 – 2011
Award Number: 2 R01 HD038878-05
Total Award: $2,424,288

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Measurement and Outcomes Post Severe Brain Injury

Principal Investigator: Trudy Mallinson
Project Period: 2010
Award Number: Intergovernmental Personnel Act — Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital (Hines, Illinois)
Total Award: $5,180

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Innovative Technology for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Principal Investigator: Olga Solomon
Project Period: 2009 – 2010
Award Number: 7202
Total Award: $10,000

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Health Mediating Effects of the Well Elderly Program

Principal Investigator: Florence Clark
Project Period: 2004 – 2010
Award Number: 1 R01 AG021108-01A2
Total Award: $2,247,187

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Animal Assisted Therapy as Socially Assistive Technology: Implications for Autism

Principal Investigator: Olga Solomon
Funding Source: University of Southern California Zumberge Fund Award
Project Period: 2008 – 2009
Total Award: $22,943

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School-Based Occupational Therapy Training Grant

Principal Investigator: Diane Kellegrew
Project Period: 2004 – 2009
Award Number: H325H040077
Total Award: $795,510

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Effectiveness of Bowel and Bladder Techniques in Children With Spina Bifida

Co-Principal Investigator: Ann Neville-Jan
Project Period: 2005 – 2008
Award Agency: Association of University Centers on Disabilities/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Total Award: $1,125,000

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Ethnography of Autism Project

Principal Investigator: Olga Solomon
Project Period: 2005 – 2007
Award Number: CANF/SOLOMON
Total Award: $9,759

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Rapid Prompting Method of Communicating with Severely Autistic Children: A Language Socialization

Principal Investigator: Olga Solomon
Project Period: 2006
Award Number: NAE/SOLOMON
Total Award: $22,730

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Boundary Crossing: An Ethnographic and Longitudinal Study, Research Supplement for Underrepresented Minorities

Principal Investigator: Mary Lawlor
Co-Principal Investigator: Cheryl Mattingly/Lanita Jacobs
Project Period: 2000 – 2004
Award Number: 1 R01 HD38878-01A1S2
Total Award: $225,724

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Boundary Crossing: An Ethnographic and Longitudinal Study, Research Supplement for Underrepresented Minorities

Principal Investigator: Mary Lawlor
Co-Principal Investigator: Cheryl Mattingly/Ann Neville-Jan
Project Period: 2000 – 2004
Award Number: 1 R01 HD38878-01A1S1
Total Award: $657,698

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Boundary Crossing: An Ethnographic and Longitudinal Study

Principal Investigator: Mary Lawlor
Co-Principal Investigator: Cheryl Mattingly
Project Period: 2000 – 2004
Award Number: 1 R01 HD38878-01A1
Total Award: $1,484,855

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Daily Living Context and Pressure Sores in Consumers with Spinal Cord Injury

Principal Investigator: Florence Clark
Project Period: 2000 – 2004
Award Number: H133G000062
Total Award: $467,851

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Outcome of Sensory-Based Intervention After Birth Trauma

Principal Investigator: L. Diane Parham
Project Period: 2001 – 2003
Award Number: TCHRI NO: 201-058 University of Colorado (Subcontract)
Total Award: $8,855

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Manual on Well-Elderly

Principal Investigator: Florence Clark
Project Period: 1998 – 1999
Award Number: NNPUBS-068-98
Total Award: $26,000

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Crossing Cultural Boundaries: An Ethnographic Study

Principal Investigator: Cheryl Mattingly
Project Period: 1997 – 1999
Award Number: 1 MCJ-060799-01 Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Total Award: $688,894

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Picture Naming and Pursuit Rotor: Effects of Estrogen on Memory Performance Among Alzheimer’s Disease and Nondemented Postmenopausal Women

Principal Investigator: Florence Clark
Project Period: 1997 – 1999
Award Number: FRENCH/CHERRY French Foundation For Alzheimer’s Research
Total Award: $60,000

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Reexamining Outcomes for Innovative Practice

Principal Investigator: Mary Lawlor
Project Period: 1997
Award Number: 95LAWLO-MAR-IMP
Total Award: $2,202

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The Effectiveness of Two Occupational Therapy Treatments for the Elderly, Research Supplement for Underrepresented Minorities

Principal Investigator: Florence Clark
Project Period: 1994 – 1997
Award Number: 5 R01 AG11810-01S1
Total Award: $103,077

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The Effectiveness of Two Occupational Therapy Treatments for the Elderly

Principal Investigator: Florence Clark
Project Period: 1994 – 1997
Award Number: 5 R01 AG11810
Total Award: $707,813

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The Effectiveness of Two Occupational Therapy Treatments for the Elderly

Principal Investigator: Florence Clark
Project Period: 1994 – 1997
Award Number: AOTF 93-94
Total Award: $90,000

Previous Training Grants

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Training Occupational Therapy Specialists

Project Director: Diane Kellegrew; Karrie Kingsley
Project Period: 2008 – 2013
Award Number: H325K080306
Total Award: $800,000

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Center for Occupational Science-Based Leadership Training in Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Principal Investigator: L. Diane Parham
Project Period: 1997 – 2003
Award Number: 5 MCJ-009048-18 Health Resources and Services Administration
Total Award: $756,162

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USC School-Based Occupational Therapy Training Project

Principal Investigator: Diane Kellegrew
Project Period: 1998 – 2001
Award Number: H325H980110
Total Award: $568,130

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Occupational Therapy Student Training: Community-Based Programs Promoting Independent Living Skills and Integration for Persons with Disabilities

Principal Investigator: Ruth A. Zemke
Project Period: 1997 – 2000
Award Number: H129D71001
Total Award: $299,910

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AOTA/AOTF Center for Scholarship and Research at the University of Southern California

Principal Investigator: Florence Clark
Project Period: 1996 – 1999
Award Number: AOTA/AOTF
Total Award: $75,000

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Occupational Therapy Student Training: Assistive Computer Technology for Supported Employment of Persons with Disabilities

Principal Investigator: Ruth A. Zemke
Project Period: 1994 – 1997
Award Number: H129D43005
Total Award: $249,266

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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

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