University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Redesigning Lives Globally
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Jenny Martínez OTD, OTR/L

Jenny Martínez

Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

Room: CHP 101B
Phone: (323) 442-2285
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Biography

Jenny Martínez graduated from USC with a BA degree in occupational therapy and a BS degree in health promotion and disease prevention. She continued at USC to earn her MA degree in occupational therapy and Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree with a focus on research expertise. As part of her doctoral work she conducted a study that investigated the perspectives of various stakeholders in a clinical encounter and the role that linguistic and cultural differences played in client care. Dr. Martínez's clinical experience and research interests are constantly integrating to mutually reinforce her academic and clinical commitment to improving the lives of individuals through the delivery of patient-centered culturally responsive care. Specifically, her interests are centered around improving health status, health outcomes and quality of care for adults from ethnically and racially diverse backgrounds, as well as health promotion and disease prevention within occupational therapy. Dr. Martínez's clinical experience spans both inpatient and outpatient settings with a focus on physical disabilities rehabilitation for adults across the life continuum. She has also provided management support for research initiatives within the Division and has been involved in teaching, most recently developing an elective course in medical Spanish for occupational therapy students.

Education

Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
University of Southern California
2011

Master of Arts (MA) in Occupational Therapy
University of Southern California
2010

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Occupational Therapy
University of Southern California
2009

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
University of Southern California
2009