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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Celso Delgado Jr. OTD, OTR/L

Celso Delgado Jr. OTD, OTR/L

Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy, joint appointment with the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Department of Pediatrics and Appointed Faculty at the USC University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

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Celso Delgado Jr. serves as an appointed faculty at USC’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Delgado’s role is to integrate and provide mental health occupational therapy services in the Full Service Partnership (FSP) program of UCEDD, which is a model designed to benefit children and families experiencing significant emotional, psychological, or behavioral challenges that interfere with their well being.

Dr. Delgado is also a clinical instructor of the Mental Health Practice Immersion in the USC Chan Division’s entry-level professional educational program. He has primarily provided occupational therapy services to at-risk populations in community-based settings. He also has experience as an intervener providing Lifestyle Redesign® intervention in Spanish and English to people with spinal cord injuries at-risk of developing pressure ulcers as part of USC’s Pressure Ulcer Prevention Study (PUPS), a research program funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). Dr. Delgado has also worked at Occupational Therapy Training Program (Torrance, Calif.) where he provided occupation-based intervention for at-risk youth and families throughout the Greater Los Angeles area labeled with mental health illnesses.


Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
2010 | University of Southern California

Master of Arts (MA) in Occupational Therapy
2005 | University of Southern California

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology
2003 | University of Southern California


Journal Articles

Pyatak, E. A., Díaz, J., & Delgado, C. (2015). Engage/Trojan Neighbors: A community service partnership between an academic division and residential community. Work, 52(3), 503-508. Show abstractHide abstract

This paper describes the case of an after-school program, focused on providing enrichment opportunities for neighborhood youth, jointly administered through an academic division and residential community within a large urban research university. The program, originally conceived as an activity-based after-school program for middle school youth, expanded in scope in response to both community and student needs. The resident faculty fellow in this community served as a liaison between the academic division and office of residential education, helping maintain continuity and facilitating effective student leadership of the program. In this case, we detail the origins and evolution of the program, including strategies used to resolve challenges that arose over several years of program implementation.