Dec 09, 2023  
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 
    
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy


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 Dr. Celso Delgado, Jr., Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy, introduces students to manualized interventions used by occupational therapy practitioners in community mental health practice settings to promote recovery and engagement in meaningful daily activities.

Dr. Celso Delgado, Jr., Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy, introduces students to manualized interventions used by occupational therapy practitioners in community mental health practice settings to promote recovery and engagement in meaningful daily activities. Photo by Phil Channing.


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Center for the Health Professions
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Los Angeles, CA 90089-9003
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FAX: (323) 442-1540
Email: info@chan.usc.edu
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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; Jesús DÍaz, 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; Mary Lawlor, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA

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

Assistant Professors: Amber Angell, 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; Deborah Pitts, PhD, MBA, OTR/L, BCMH (Mental Health), CPRP, FAOTA

Associate Professors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Rebecca Aldrich, PhD, OTR/L; Arameh Anvarizadeh, OTD, OTR/L; Amber Bennett, 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; Jess Holguin, OTD, OTR/L; Karrie Kingsley, OTD, OTR/L; Kimberly Lenington, OTD, OTR/L; John Margetis, OTD, OTR/L; Stacey Morikawa, OTD, OTR/L; Michael McNulty, OTD, OTR/L; Phuong Nguyen, OTD, OTR/L; Emily Ochi, OTD, OTR/L; Daniel Park, OTD, OTR/L; Elyse Peterson, OTD, OTR/L; 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; Jamie Wilcox, OTD, OTR/L; Myka Winder, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Yasi Amanat, OTD, OTR/L; Candace Chatman OTD, OTR/L; Ellie Clark, OTD, OTR/L;Catherine Crowley, OTD, OTR/L; Rebecca Cunningham, OTD, OTR/L; Heather Gates, OTD, OTR/L; Caroline Hardin, OTD, OTR/L; Marisa Hernandez OTD, OTR/L; Lucy Hosoda, OTD, OTR/L; Tracy Jalaba, OTD, OTR/L; Jennifer Jones, OTD, OTR/L; Joshua Kotler, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS; Carnie Lewis, OTD, OTR/L; Diego Lopez, OTD, OTR/L; Marissa Marchioni, OTD, OTR/L; Elena Meng OTD, OTR/L; Stephanie Mielke, OTD, OTR/L; Tessa Milman, OTD, OTR/L;  Kimberly Morris-Eggleston, OTD, OTR/L; Jodie Murakami, OTD, OTR/L; Kristy Payne, 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; Trevor San Antonio OTD, OTR/L; Clarissa Saunders-Newton, PhD, OTR/L; Lisa Semro OTD, OTR/L; Emma Schiewe OTD, OTR/L; Emily Schulze, OTD, OTR/L; Catherine Shin, OTD, OTR/L; Linsey Smith; OTD, OTR/L; Marilyn Thompson OTD, OTR/L; Sonia Trejo OTD, OTR/L; Stephanie Tsai, OTD, OTR/L; Christine Turnbull, OTD, OTR/L; Janis Yue, OTD, OTR/L; Elizabeth Zepeda OTD, OTR/L 

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

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

Research Associate Professors: Jesús DÍaz, OTD, OTR/L; Stacey Schepens Niemiec, PhD, OTR/L

Research Assistant Professors: Joy Agner, PhD, OTR/L; Leah Duker, PhD, OTR/L 

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

Clinical Associate Professors: Ashley Halle, OTD, OTR/L; Joan Surfus, OTD, OTR/L

Clinical Assistant Professor: Janet Gunter, OTD, OTR/L

Adjunct Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Diane Parham, PhD, OTR/L

Adjunct Assistant Professors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Susan Bowles, OTD, OTR/L; Alison M. Cogan PhD, OTR/L; Juliana Gutierrez, OTD, OTR/L; Colin Lenington, OTD, OTR/L; Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

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; Rosemond Selgson, OTR/L, ATP

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, a Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy, and an entry-Level Occupational Therapy Clinical Doctorate (OTD). The entry-level OTD  is offered to students continuing their education following an undergraduate degree in occupational therapy at USC and students whose first degree is in another field. The Division also offers a post-professional Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy and a post-professional Occupational Therapy Clinical Doctorate (OTD) for certified occupational therapists seeking an advanced degree, as well as a PhD in Occupational Science. Graduate certificates ar offered in Foundations of Lifestyle Redesign®, and Sensory Processing and Sensory Integration.

The newly launched Entry-Level OTD degree program has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education® (ACOTE). Entry into occupational therapy practice is at the graduate degree level only. In order to practice, students in the USC bachelor’s program must earn an OTD degree in Occupational Therapy, successfully complete a minimum of 24 full-time weeks of clinical fieldwork, complete a doctoral capstone, and 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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