University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Faculty

Alexandra Nishi OTD, OTR/L

Alexandra Nishi

Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy, joint appointment with the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Department of Pediatrics and Appointed Faculty, USC University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at CHLA

Room: CHP 133
Phone: (323) 442-2850
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Biography

Alex Nishi, assistant professor of clinical occupational therapy at the University of Southern California, serves as an appointed faculty at USC's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She provides occupational therapy services and consultation for children with developmental disabilities and mental health disorders. Dr. Nishi is a clinician with the Boone Fetter Autism Clinic, an Autism Treatment Network site which operates as a diagnostic, clinical and research center for children with autism and other neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders. She is actively involved in the Bodyworks program, a group-based intervention that focuses on lifestyle and behavior changes for the management of healthy weight for pediatric clients and their families at AltaMed, Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
 
Dr. Nishi graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Gonzaga University. She entered the 2010 Teach For America corps in Phoenix, Arizona and worked as a special education teacher in an underserved community. She then received her Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy and Doctorate of Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California. She completed her doctoral residency and Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) training program at the UCEDD, where her focus was on interdisciplinary and family-centered mental health services for children with developmental disabilities.

Education

Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
University of Southern California
2015

Master of Arts (MA) in Occupational Therapy
University of Southern California
2014

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology
Gonzaga University
2010