Jun 13, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2023-2024 
    
USC Catalogue 2023-2024

USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy


A student works on a mural titled Little Garden for the USC Peace Garden Project.

The USC Peace Garden project, led by USC Chan faculty member Dr. Camille Dieterle, is transforming a little-used lot near the USC University Park Campus into an outdoor wellness space for education, research and programs serving the community. At the garden, undergraduate student Trenyce Tong works on her mural titled “Little Garden.” Photo by Gus Ruelas.

 

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: Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, PhD; Grace Baranek, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Sharon Cermak, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Mary Lawlor, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA

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

Assistant Professors: Joy Agner, PhD, OTR/L; Amber Angell, PhD, OTR/L; Alison M. Cogan PhD, OTR/L; Leah Duker, PhD, OTR/L

Professors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Rebecca Aldrich, PhD, OTR/L; Sarah Bream, OTD, 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; Chantelle Rice, OTD, OTR/L

Associate Professors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Yasi Amanat, OTD, OTR/L; Arameh Anvarizadeh, OTD, OTR/L; Amber Bennett, 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; Tracy Jalaba, OTD, OTR/L; Jennifer Jones, OTD, OTR/L; Karrie Kingsley, OTD, OTR/L; Kimberly Lenington, OTD, OTR/L; John Margetis, OTD, OTR/L; Tessa Milman, OTD, OTR/L; Stacey Morikawa, OTD, OTR/L; Michael McNulty, 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); Lindsey Reeves, OTD, OTR/L; Amanda Speights DHSc, OTR/L; Linsey Smith, OTD, OTR/L; Shelby Surfas, OTD, OTR/L; Bari Turetzky, OTD, OTR/L; Ashley Uyeshiro, OTD, OTR/L; Jamie Wilcox, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Melina Allahverdian, OTD, OTR/L; Erin Bussell OTD, OTR/L, PAMS; Candace Chatman, OTD, OTR/L; Ellie Clark, OTD, OTR/L; Catherine Crowley, OTD, OTR/L; Rebecca Cunningham, OTD, OTR/L; Nora Dixon, OTD, OTR/L; Heather Gates, OTD, OTR/L; Stephani Gharehptian, OTD, OTR/L; Caroline Hardin, OTD, OTR/L; Marisa Hernandez OTD, OTR/L; Lucy Hosoda, OTD, OTR/L; Jenna Kobara, OTD, OTR/L; Joshua Kotler, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS; James Lee OTD, OTR/L, MSG; Carnie Lewis, OTD, OTR/L; Julia Lisle OTD, OTR/L; Diego Lopez, OTD, OTR/L; Deanna Mannarelli, OTD, OTR/L; Marissa Marchioni, OTD, OTR/L; Elena Meng OTD, OTR/L; Stephanie Mielke, OTD, OTR/L; Kimberly Morris-Eggleston, OTD, OTR/L; Kristy Payne, OTD, OTR/L; Kelsey Peterson, OTD, OTR/L; Allison Phillips, OTD, OTR/L; Robert Russow 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; Hyon Min (Catherine) Shin, OTD, OTR/L; Winny Soenaryo, OTD, OTR/L; Emily Sopkin, OTD, OTR/L; Lawrence Stevenson, OTD, OTR/L; Marilyn Thompson, OTD, OTR/L; Sonia Trejo, OTD, OTR/L; Stephanie Tsai, OTD, OTR/L; Christine Turnbull, OTD, OTR/L; Katherine (Kati) Wechsler, OTD, OTR/L; Janis Yue, OTD, OTR/L; Elizabeth Zepeda, OTD, OTR/L

Instructors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Julianne Angel OTR/L, CSRS, CBIS; Tiffany Barnes, OTR/L; Jane Baumgarten OTR/L; Cindy Luff, MA, OTR/L; Mireya Rodriguez; Joan Vartanian, BS, OTR/L

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

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

Assistant Professor of Research: Raquael J. Joiner, PhD

Clinical Professor: Erna Blanche, PhD, OTR/L

Clinical Associate Professors: Janet Gunter, OTD, OTR/L; Ashley Halle, OTD, OTR/L

Clinical Assistant Professors: Aimee Aguillon OTD, OTR/L, CHT; Gabriel Cravens, OTD, OTR/L; Joan Surfus, OTD, OTR/L

Lecturer: Susan Bowles, OTD, OTR/L

Adjunct Associate Professors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Stefanie Bodison, OTD, OTR/L; Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Adjunct Assistant Professors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Mona Chung, OTD, OTR/L, HTC, PAMs; Michaelann Gabriele, OTD, OTR/L; Juliana Gutierrez, OTD, OTR/L; Dominique Kiefer, OTD, OTR/L; Miri Lee, OTD, OTR/L; Colin Lenington, OTD, OTR/L; Carly Roberts, OTD, OTR/L; Gustavo Reynoso, PhD, OTR/L

Adjunct Instructors of Clinical Occupational Therapy: Remy Chu, MHA, OTR/L; Lisa Deshaies, MA, OTR/L; Heidi Dombish, MS, OTR/L; Rosemond Seligson, 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 the following academic programs: a Minor in Occupational Science, a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Occupational Therapy, a post-professional Master of Arts (MA) in Occupational Therapy, an entry-level Occupational Therapy Clinical Doctorate (OTD), a post-professional Occupational Therapy Clinical Doctorate (OTD), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Occupational Science. The Chan Division also offers Graduate Certificate programs in Foundations of Lifestyle Redesign® as well as Sensory Processing and Sensory Integration.

The entry-level OTD is open to individuals with at least a Bachelor’s degree or who are continuing their education following the BS in Occupational Therapy at USC. The 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. To practice as an occupational therapist, USC students in the BS or entry-level OTD program must complete all requirements to earn the OTD degree, pass the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy® (NBCOT) exam, and obtain a license.

The post-professional MA in Occupational Therapy and the post-professional OTD are open to certified occupational therapists seeking an advanced degree. The PhD in Occupational Science is open to individuals with at least a Bachelor’s degree from any background interested in becoming a career scientist focused on studying human occupation.

Pi Theta Epsilon

Pi Theta Epsilon is the national honor society for occupational therapy students and alums. 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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