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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Samia Rafeedie OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, CBIS

Samia Rafeedie

Director of the Professional Program and Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

Room: CHP 126
(323) 442-1274
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Samia Rafeedie received her BS in occupational therapy from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She worked as a staff occupational therapist for three years before pursuing her MA from the University of Southern California. Samia continued to grow her interest in higher education and occupational science by obtaining a clinical Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from USC with a focus on occupational therapy education and adult learning. Dr. Rafeedie then moved to Maryland, where she became a part-time faculty member at Towson University and managed an 18-bed adult inpatient rehabilitation unit near Washington, D.C.
Dr. Rafeedie is the Director of the Professional Program and currently teaches first-year students in the program. She also supports evidence-based practice at Keck Hospital of USC as well as develops and enhances occupational therapy evaluations and documentation there. Dr. Rafeedie is also co-advisor for the USC Chan Division's OTSC student body organization and serves the Occupational Therapy Association of California in several capacities. She holds Board Certification in Physical Rehabilitation from the American Occupational Therapy Association and is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist by the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists.


Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
2006 | University of Southern California

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

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Allied Health Professions (Occupational Therapy)
2000 | The Ohio State University