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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Kristy Payne OTD, OTR/L

Kristy Payne

Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

Room: SOS B53
(323) 440-9213
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Kristy Payne earned her clinical doctorate in occupational therapy specializing in the prevention and management of chronic conditions. At the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice, Dr. Payne has worked with clients from diverse Lifestyle Redesign® programs including student health, diabetes management, mental health, chronic pain and headache management, weight management, and oncology care.
As a clinical assistant professor, Dr. Payne is active in the Occupational Science Minor Program and is passionate about equipping the next generation of healthcare providers with the necessary tools to effect meaningful change in the lives of others. Dr. Payne looks forward to continuing her clinical work developing lifestyle-based health programming and expanding occupational therapy’s role in wellness and prevention.


Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
2017 | University of Southern California

Master of Arts (MA) in Occupational Therapy
2016 | University of Southern California

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Sports Medicine
2013 | Pepperdine University