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USC Catalogue 2020-2021 
    
USC Catalogue 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy


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Dr. Samia Rafeedie and OTD student Antonietta Iannaccone demonstrate to Master's student Rachael Paszotta how to use a wrist-driven wrist-hand orthosis when working with a client who has a spinal cord injury and loves to paint.Photo credit: Phil Channing

 

 

Dr. Samia Rafeedie and OTD student Antonietta Iannaccone demonstrate to Master’s student Rachael Paszotta how to use a wrist-driven wrist-hand orthosis when working with a client who has a spinal cord injury and loves to paint. Photo by Phil Channing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Health Sciences Campus
Center for the Health Professions
1540 Alcazar St., CHP 133
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9003
(323) 442-2850
Toll Free: (866) 385-4250
FAX: (323) 442-1540
Email: info@chan.usc.edu
chan.usc.edu

Administration

Associate Dean and Chair: Grace Baranek, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Faculty

Mrs. T.H. Chan Professorship in Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Associate Dean and Chair: Grace Baranek, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Associate Chairs: Sarah Bream, OTD, OTR/L; Julie McLaughlin Gray, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Katie Jordan, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Mary Lawlor, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Professors: Grace Baranek, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Sharon Cermak, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Gelya Frank, PhD; Mary Lawlor, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Associate Professors: Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, PhD; Elizabeth Pyatak, PhD, OTR/L; Shawn C. Roll, PhD, OTR/L, RMSKS (Sonography), FAOTA

Assistant Professors: Sook-Lei Liew, PhD, OTR/L; Bobbi Pineda, PhD, OTR/L, CNT

Professors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Erna Blanche, PhD, OTR/L; Julie McLaughlin Gray, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Katie Jordan, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Associate Professors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Rebecca Aldrich, PhD, OTR/L; Arameh Anvarizadeh, OTD, OTR/L;  Sarah Bream, OTD, OTR/L; Allison Chu, OTD, OTR/L; Celso Delgado Jr., OTD, OTR/L; Camille Dieterle, OTD, OTR/L; Don Gordon, PhD, OTR/L; Ashley Halle, OTD, OTR/L; Jess Holguin, OTD, OTR/L; Karrie Kingsley, OTD, OTR/L; Michael McNulty, OTD, OTR/L; Deborah Pitts, PhD, MBA, OTR/L, BCMH (Mental Health), CPRP, FAOTA; Samia Rafeedie, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR (Physical Rehabilitation), CBIS (Brain Injury); Chantelle Rice, OTD, OTR/L; Shelby Surfas, OTD, OTR/L; Ashley Uyeshiro, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Yasi Amanat, OTD, OTR/L; Amber Bennett, OTD, OTR/L; Brett Bufford, OTD, OTR/L; Adley Chan, OTD, OTR/L; Jennifer Chan, OTD, OTR/L; Laura Cox, OTD, OTR/L; Catherine Crowley, OTD, OTR/L; Karen Crum, OTD, OTR/L; Rebecca Cunningham, OTD, OTR/L; Heather Gates, OTD, OTR/L; Caroline Hardin, OTD, OTR/L; Lucy Hosoda, OTD, OTR/L; Tracy Jalaba, OTD, OTR/L; Jennifer Jones, OTD, OTR/L; Kelcie Kadowaki, OTD, OTR/L;  Kimberly Lenington, OTD, OTR/L; Carnie Lewis, OTD, OTR/L; Marissa Marchioni, OTD, OTR/L; John Margetis, OTD, OTR/L; Erin McIntyre, OTD, OTR/L; Stephanie Mielke, OTD, OTR/L; Tessa Milman, OTD, OTR/L; Stacey Morikawa, OTD, OTR/L;  Kimberly Morris-Eggleston, OTD, OTR/L; Jodie Murakami, OTD, OTR/L; Phuong Nguyen, OTD, OTR/L; Kristin Nxumalo, OTD, OTR/L; Emily Ochi, OTD, OTR/L;; Daniel Park, OTD, OTR/L; Karen Park, OTD, OTR/L;  Elyse Peterson, OTD, OTR/L; Kelsey Peterson, OTD, OTR/L; Allison Phillips, OTD, OTR/L; Lindsey Reeves, OTD, OTR/L; Janice Rocker, OTD, OTR/L; Erin Sako, OTD, OTR/L; Clarissa Saunders-Newton, PhD, OTR/L; Linsey Smith; OTD, OTR/L; Stephanie Tsai, OTD, OTR/L;  Bari Turetzky, OTD, OTR/L; Christine Turnbull, OTD, OTR/L; Samantha Valasek, OTD, OTR/L; Jamie Wilcox, OTD, OTR/L; Myka Winder, OTD, OTR/L

Instructors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Aimee Aguillon, OTR/L;  Jenna Kobara, OTD, OTR/L; Cindy Luff, MA, OTR/L; Deanna Mannarelli, MA, OTR/L; Whitney Pike, BS, OTR/L; Joan Vartanian, BS, OTR/L

Research Professors: Michael Carlson, PhD; John Sideris, PhD

Research Associate Professor: Jesus Diaz, OTD, OTR/L

Research Assistant Professors: Stefanie Bodison, OTD, OTR/L; Leah Duker, PhD, OTR/L; Christopher Laine, PhD; Stacey Schepens Niemiec, PhD, OTR/L

Research Adjunct Assistant Professor: Nora Kashani, JD, OTR/L

Research Adjunct Instructor: Ana Verran, MA, OTR/L

Clinical Associate Professor of Research: Cheryl Vigen, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor: Linda Liang, MOT, OTR/L

Clinical Assistant Professors: Janet Gunter, OTD, OTR/L; Kristy Payne, OTD, OTR/L

Adjunct Assistant Professors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Susan Bowles, OTD, OTR/L; Merry Lee, OTD, OTR/L; Colin Lenington, OTD, OTR/L; Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Joan Surfus, MA, OTR/L

Adjunct Instructors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Remy Chu, MHA, OTR/L; Lisa Deshaies, MA, OTR/L; Heidi Dombish, MS, OTR/L; Dawn Hironaka, BS, OTR/L

Emeritus Professors: Florence Clark, PhD; Linda Fazio, PhD; William Morgan, PhD; Elizabeth J. Yerxa, EdD, LHD (Hon.), ScD (Hon.), DMed (Hon.), FAOTA; Ruth Zemke, PhD, FAOTA

Degrees Offered

The USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy offers a minor in Occupational Science, a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, and a Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy. The Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy is offered for students continuing their education following an undergraduate degree in occupational therapy, for students whose first degree is in another field, and also for certified occupational therapists seeking a post-professional degree. The division also offers a post-professional Occupational Therapy Clinical Doctorate (OTD) and a PhD in Occupational Science.

The USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy master’s-level professional degree program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education® (ACOTE), c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc., 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, Maryland 20852-4929, (301) 652-6611 x2914, acoteonline.org. Entry into occupational therapy practice is at the graduate degree level only. In order to practice, students in the bachelor’s program must earn an MA degree in Occupational Therapy, successfully complete a minimum of 24 full-time weeks of clinical fieldwork, sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy® (NBCOT) exam and apply for a license.

Pi Theta Epsilon

Pi Theta Epsilon is the national honor society for occupational therapy students and alumni. This society recognizes and encourages superior scholarship among students enrolled in entry-level graduate programs of occupational therapy across the United States.

The Alpha Eta Chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE) at the University of Southern California selects candidates early in the spring semester of each year based on National PTE guidelines related to academic standing and students’ potential for leadership in the profession.

Programs

Bachelor’s Degree

Minor

Master’s Degree

Graduate Certificate

Doctoral Degree

Courses

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

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