University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Grace Baranek


Dr. Grace Baranek, an internationally recognized expert in the field of autism spectrum disorder and related developmental disorders, has been appointed as associate dean and chair of the USC Chan Division beginning February 2017.

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Our funded research programs—which have secured more than $29M in federal funding since 1994—and our academic publications explore issues including health disparities, chronic conditions, rehabilitation science, neuropsychology and sensory processing.

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Our No. 3-ranked entry-level master’s program is one of our five degree programs which are also supplemented by our undergraduate minor, postdoctoral training and continuing education programs.

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Our faculty includes world-renowned experts in bench-to-bedside translational research approaches including randomized controlled trials, qualitative and quantitative data analytic strategies and functional brain imaging.

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Learn more about the Campaign for USC Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, which has raised more than $21 million in two years, browse the latest issue of our magazine and be sure to stay in touch with the Trojan Family.

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Our faculty clinicians deliver Lifestyle Redesign services and evidence-based interventions at our Faculty Practice and to patients at Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital.

Research Expertise

Research Expertise

Our faculty have secured $29M+ of federal funding since 1994.

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Learn more about USC occupational therapy services.

SI CE Certificate Program

SI Continuing Education

Our new Sensory Integration CE Certificate Program starts August.

Latest News

USC Chan appoints new associate dean, chair →

Aug 23, 2016, in General News, Student News, Alumni News

Dr. Grace Baranek to lead USC’s occupational science and occupational therapy program beginning in 2017. BY JOHN HOBBS MA ’14 The USC Mrs. T.H. Chan...

Nine Trojans publish in July/August AJOT →

Jul 14, 2016, in General News, Student News, Alumni News

Nine members of the USC Trojan Family are cited as authors across three new research articles published in the July/August issue of the American Journal...

Friends with benefits in obesity research →

Jun 29, 2016, in General News

New research shows how social and family relationships can improve adolescents’ obesity-related behaviors. As the saying goes, it’s not what you know, but who you...

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Student Blog


My Path to OT! →

Aug 24, 2016, by Alyssa

Dear Readers, I am thrilled to be sharing my very first blog as a student ambassador! Ever since my undergraduate...


A Positive Move →

Aug 24, 2016, by Jessica

For my first blog post, I wanted to share my story of how I found OT. I always find it...


Discovering Occupational Therapy →

Aug 24, 2016, by Erwin

For my first blog post, I wanted to share with you how I discovered occupational therapy! Believe it or not,...


Welcome, Friends! →

Aug 24, 2016, by JRoe

For this first blog post, we all wanted to share our stories about how we discovered and decided to pursue...

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