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
Faculty

Ashley Halle OTD, OTR/L

Ashley Halle

Coordinator of Primary Care Residency and Services and Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

Room: CHP 138A
Phone: (323) 442-2268
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Biography

Ashley Halle graduated from USC with a bachelor's degree in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies and a minor in Occupational Science. She continued at USC to pursue her master's degree in Occupational Therapy and then her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree. Her doctoral work focused on interprofessional primary health care, which continues to be an area of passion and expertise.
 
Dr. Halle currently balances various teaching, administrative and clinical responsibilities at the USC Chan Division. These roles include providing patient care in primary health care settings, teaching and training students, generating and supporting innovative work in primary care and collaborating on various interprofessional projects. She is passionate about student learning, interprofessional education and collaborative practice, transforming primary health care environments to best meet the needs of patients and populations and expanding occupational therapy's role in primary health care to help people live happier, healthier and more meaningful lives.

Education

Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
University of Southern California
2012

Master of Arts (MA) in Occupational Therapy
University of Southern California
2011

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies
University of Southern California
2008

Publications

Journal Articles

Leland, N. E., Fogelberg, D. J., Halle, A. D., & Mroz, T. M. (2016). Occupational therapy and management of multiple chronic conditions in the context of health care reform. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71, 7101090010p1-7101090010p6. Link to full text Abstract →← Abstract 

One in four individuals living in the United States has multiple chronic conditions (MCCs), and the already high prevalence of MCCs continues to grow. This population has high rates of health care utilization yet poor outcomes, leading to elevated concerns about fragmented, low-quality care provided within the current health care system. Several national initiatives endeavor to improve care for the population with MCCs, and occupational therapy is uniquely positioned to contribute to these efforts for more efficient, effective, client-centered management of care. By integrating findings from the literature with current policy and practice, we aim to highlight the potential role for occupational therapy in managing MCCs within the evolving health care system.

Halle, A. D. (2015). Integration of behavioral and mental health providers in primary care: Challenges and opportunities. Outlook: Newsletter of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, http://www.sbm.org/outlook/0615/articles.php?article=10. Link to full text