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Recent Faculty Publications

Consistent with the Division’s ongoing pursuit of innovation and production of knowledge, faculty members work at the cutting-edge of their respective fields of expertise. In addition to doing funded research, faculty generate written publications which contribute to the scholarship of their fields.

Recent publications by Division faculty, including refereed journal articles, book chapters and editorial manuscripts, are cited below (using American Psychological Association formatting):

Stanley Azen

Sorenson, S. C., Romano, R., Scholefield, R. M., Schroeder, E. T., Azen, S. P., & Salem, G. J. (2015). The Trojan Lifetime Champions Health Survey: Development, validity, and reliability. Journal of Athletic Training. Advance online publication.

Sorenson, S. C., Romano, R., Azen, S. P., Schroeder, E. T., & Salem, G. J. (2015). Life span exercise among elite intercollegiate student athletes. Sports Health, 7, 80-86. doi:10.1177/1941738114534813

Hodis, H. N., Mack, W. J., Shoupe, D., Azen, S. P., Stanczyk, F. Z., Hwang-Levine, . . . & Henderson, V. W. (2014). Methods and baseline cardiovascular data from the Early versus Late Intervention Trial with Estradiol testing the menopausal hormone timing hypothesis. Menopause. Advance online publication.

Barteselli, G., Gomez, M. L., Doede, A. L., Chhablani, J., Gutstein, W., Bartsch, D. U., . . . Azen, S. P., & Freeman, W. R. (2014). Visual function assessment in simulated real-life situations in patients with age-related macular degeneration compared to normal subjects. Eye, 28, 1231-1238. doi:10.1038/eye.2014.189

Sorenson, S. C., Romano, R., Scholefield, R. M., Martin, B. E., Gordon, J. E., Azen, S. P., . . . & Salem, G. J. (2014). Holistic life-span health outcomes among elite intercollegiate student-athletes. Journal of Athletic Training, 49, 684-695. doi:10.4085/1062-6050-49.3.18

Carlson, M., Jackson, J., Mandel, D., Blanchard, J., Holguin, J., Lai, M. Y., . . . Azen, S., & Clark, F. (2014). Predictors of retention among African American and Hispanic older adult research participants in the Well Elderly 2 randomized controlled trial. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 33, 357-382. doi:10.1177/0733464812471444

McIlvaine, E., Borzabadi-Farahani, A., Lane, C. J., Azen, S. P., & Yen, S. L. (2014). Apriori feasibility testing of randomized clinical trial design in patients with cleft deformities and Class III malocclusion. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 78, 725-730. doi:10.1016/j.ijporl.2014.01.006

Clark, F., Pyatak, E. A., Carlson, M., Blanche, E. I., Vigen, C., Hay, J., . . . Azen, S. P., & PUPS Study Group (2014). Implementing trials of complex interventions in community settings: The USC-Rancho Los Amigos Pressure Ulcer Prevention Study (PUPS). Clinical Trials, 11, 218-229. doi:10.1177/1740774514521904

Lisa Aziz-Zadeh

Demiris, Y., Aziz-Zadeh, L., & Bonaiuto, J. (2014). Information processing in the mirror neuron system in primates and machines. Neuroinformatics, 12, 63-61. doi:10.1007/s12021-013-9200-7

Julie Bissell

Cermak, S. A., & Bissell, J. (2014). Content and construct validity of Here’s How I Write (HHIW): A Child’s Self-Assessment and Goal Setting Tool. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 296-306. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.010637

Erna Blanche

Ghaisas, S., Pyatak, E. A., Blanche, E., Blanchard, J., Clark, F., & PUPS II Study Group (2015). Lifestyle changes and pressure ulcer prevention in adults with spinal cord injury in the Pressure Ulcer Prevention Study Lifestyle Intervention. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 6901290020p1-6901290020p10. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.012021

Blanche, E. I., Parham, D., Chang, M., & Mallinson, T. (2014). Development of an adult sensory processing scale (ASPS). American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 531-538. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.012484

Koester, A. C., Mailloux, Z., Coleman, G. G., Mori, A. B., Paul, S. M., Blanche, E., . . . Cermak, S. A. (2014). Sensory integration functions of children with cochlear implants. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 562-569. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.012187

Clark, F., Pyatak, E. A., Carlson, M., Blanche, E. I., Vigen, C., Hay, J., . . . PUPS Study Group (2014). Implementing trials of complex interventions in community settings: The USC-Rancho Los Amigos Pressure Ulcer Prevention Study (PUPS). Clinical Trials, 11, 218-229. doi:10.1177/1740774514521904

Stefanie Bodison

American Occupational Therapy Association (2014). Occupational therapy practice framework: Domain and process (3rd ed.). American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, S1–S48. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.682006

Bodison, S., & Mostofsky, S. (2014). Motor control and motor learning processes in autism spectrum disorders. In F. R. Volkmar, R. Paul, S. J. Rogers, & K. A. Pelphrey (Eds.), Handbook of autism and pervasive developmental disorders: Volume 2: Assessment, interventions, and policy (4th ed.) (pp. 354-377). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Michael Carlson

Carlson, M., Jackson, J., Mandel, D., Blanchard, J., Holguin, J., Lai, M. Y., . . . Clark, F. (2014). Predictors of retention among African American and Hispanic older adult research participants in the Well Elderly 2 randomized controlled trial. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 33, 357-382. doi:10.1177/0733464812471444

Clark, F., Pyatak, E. A., Carlson, M., Blanche, E. I., Vigen, C., Hay, J., . . . PUPS Study Group (2014). Implementing trials of complex interventions in community settings: The USC-Rancho Los Amigos Pressure Ulcer Prevention Study (PUPS). Clinical Trials, 11, 218-229. doi:10.1177/1740774514521904

Sharon Cermak

Roley, S. S., Mailloux, Z., Parham, L. D., Schaaf, R. C., Lane, C. J., & Cermak, S. (2015). Sensory integration and praxis patterns in children with autism. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 6901220010p1-6901220010p8. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.012476

Chaspari, T., Tsiartas, A., Stein, L. I., Cermak, S. A., & Narayanan, S. S. (2014). Sparse representation of electrodermal activity with knowledge-driven dictionaries. IEEE Transactions on Bio-Medical Engineering. Advance online publication.

Lifshitz, N., Raz-Silbiger, S., Weintraub, N., Steinhart, S., Cermak, S. A., & Katz, N. (2014). Physical fitness and overweight in Israeli children with and without developmental coordination disorder: Gender differences. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 2773-2780. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2014.07.020

Mailloux, Z., Leão, M., Becerra, T. A., Mori, A. B., Soechting, E., Roley, S. S., Buss, N., & Cermak, S. A. (2014). Modification of the postrotary nystagmus test for evaluating young children. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 514-521. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.011031

Stein, L. I., Lane, C. J., Williams, M. E., Dawson, M. E., Polido, J. C., & Cermak, S. A. (2014). Physiological and behavioral stress and anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorders during routine oral care. BioMed Research International, 2014, Article ID 694876. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/694876

Koester, A. C., Mailloux, Z., Coleman, G. G., Mori, A. B., Paul, S. M., Blanche, E., . . . Cermak, S. A. (2014). Sensory integration functions of children with cochlear implants. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 562-569. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.012187

Cermak, S. A., & Bissell, J. (2014). Content and construct validity of Here’s How I Write (HHIW): A Child’s Self-Assessment and Goal Setting Tool. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 296-306. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.010637

Florence Clark

Ghaisas, S., Pyatak, E. A., Blanche, E., Blanchard, J., Clark, F., & PUPS II Study Group (2015). Lifestyle changes and pressure ulcer prevention in adults with spinal cord injury in the Pressure Ulcer Prevention Study Lifestyle Intervention. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 6901290020p1-6901290020p10. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.012021

Carlson, M., Jackson, J., Mandel, D., Blanchard, J., Holguin, J., Lai, M. Y., . . . Clark, F. (2014). Predictors of retention among African American and Hispanic older adult research participants in the Well Elderly 2 randomized controlled trial. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 33, 357-382. doi:10.1177/0733464812471444

Clark, F., Pyatak, E. A., Carlson, M., Blanche, E. I., Vigen, C., Hay, J., . . . PUPS Study Group (2014). Implementing trials of complex interventions in community settings: The USC-Rancho Los Amigos Pressure Ulcer Prevention Study (PUPS). Clinical Trials, 11, 218-229. doi:10.1177/1740774514521904

Wilcox, R. R., Granger, D. A., Szanton, S., & Clark, F. (2014). Diurnal patterns and associations among salivary cortisol, DHEA and alpha-amylase in older adults. Physiology & Behavior, 129, 11-16. doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2014.02.012

Wilcox, R. R., Granger, D. A., Szanton, S., & Clark, F. (2014). Cortisol diurnal patterns, associations with depressive symptoms, and the impact of intervention in older adults: Results using modern robust methods aimed at dealing with low power due to violations of standard assumptions. Hormones and Behavior, 65, 219-225. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2014.01.005

Karen Crum

Leland, N. E., Crum, K., Phipps, S., Roberts, P., & Gage, B. (2015). Advancing the value and quality of occupational therapy in health service delivery. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 6901090010p1-6901090010p7. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.691001

Jesús Díaz

Clark, F., Pyatak, E. A., Carlson, M., Blanche, E. I., Vigen, C., Hay, J., Mallinson, T., Blanchard, J., Unger, J. B., Garber, S. L., Diaz, J., . . . PUPS Study Group (2014). Implementing trials of complex interventions in community settings: The USC-Rancho Los Amigos Pressure Ulcer Prevention Study (PUPS). Clinical Trials, 11, 218-229. doi:10.1177/1740774514521904

Camille Dieterle

Koritzky, G., Dieterle, C., Rice, C., Jordan, K., & Bechara, A. (2014). Decision-making, sensitivity to reward and attrition in weight management. Obesity, 22, 1904-1909. doi:10.1002/oby.20770

Dieterle, C. (2014). Lifestyle redesign programs. In M. E. Scaffa & S. M. Reitz (Eds.), Occupational therapy in community-based practice settings (2nd ed.) (pp. 377-389). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company.

Barbara Gage

Leland, N. E., Crum, K., Phipps, S., Roberts, P., & Gage, B. (2015). Advancing the value and quality of occupational therapy in health service delivery. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 6901090010p1-6901090010p7. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.691001

Jess Holguin

Carlson, M., Jackson, J., Mandel, D., Blanchard, J., Holguin, J., Lai, M. Y., . . . Clark, F. (2014). Predictors of retention among African American and Hispanic older adult research participants in the Well Elderly 2 randomized controlled trial. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 33, 357-382. doi:10.1177/0733464812471444

Katie Jordan

Koritzky, G., Dieterle, C., Rice, C., Jordan, K., & Bechara, A. (2014). Decision-making, sensitivity to reward and attrition in weight management. Obesity, 22, 1904-1909. doi:10.1002/oby.20770

Mary Lawlor

Lawlor, M. C., & Mattingly, C. (2014). Family perspectives on occupation, health, and disability. In B. A. B. Schell, G. Gillen, & M. E. Scaffa (Eds.), Willard & Spackman’s occupational therapy (12th ed.) (pp.150-162). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Natalie Leland

Mallinson, T., & Leland, N. E. (2015). The need for uniform quality reporting across post-acute care rehabilitation settings: An examination of accidental falls. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 63, 195-197. doi:10.1111/jgs.13221

Leland, N. E., Crum, K., Phipps, S., Roberts, P., & Gage, B. (2015). Advancing the value and quality of occupational therapy in health service delivery. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 6901090010p1-6901090010p7. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.691001

Leland, N. E., Marcione, N., Schepens Niemiec, S. L., Kelkar, K., & Fogelberg, D. (2014). What is occupational therapy’s role in addressing sleep problems among older adults? OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 34, 141-149. doi:10.3928/15394492-20140513-01

Sook-Lei Liew

Liew, S.-L. (2014). Non-invasive brain stimulation in neurorehabilitation: Local and distant effects for motor recovery. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 378. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00378

Cheryl Mattingly

Mattingly, C., & Jensen, U. J. (2015). Practical philosophy and hope as a moral project among African-Americans. In S. Liisberg, E. O. Pedersen, & A. L. Dalsgård (Eds.), Anthropology & philosophy: Dialogues on trust and hope. Oxford, England: Berghahn Press.

Mattingly, C., & Jensen, U. J. (2015). What can we hope for? An exploration in cosmopolitan philosophical anthropology. In S. Liisberg, E. O. Pedersen, & A. L. Dalsgård (Eds.), Anthropology & philosophy: Dialogues on trust and hope. Oxford, England: Berghahn Press.

Mattingly, C. (2014). The moral perils of a superstrong Black mother. Ethos, 42, 119-138. doi:10.1111/etho.12042

Lawlor, M. C., & Mattingly, C. (2014). Family perspectives on occupation, health, and disability. In B. A. B. Schell, G. Gillen, & M. E. Scaffa (Eds.), Willard & Spackman’s occupational therapy (12th ed.) (pp.150-162). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Mike McNulty

McNulty, M., Kelton, K., & O’Brien, S. (2014). Best impressions: How communications, marketing, and brand management basics can optimize your professional impact [Perspectives]. OT Practice, 19(17), 17-18.

Stacey Schepens Niemiec

Murphy, S., & Schepens Niemiec, S. (2014). Aging, fatigue, and fatigability: Implications for occupational and physical therapists. Current Geriatrics Reports, 3(3), 135-141. doi:10.1007/s13670-014-0093-6

Leland, N. E., Marcione, N., Schepens Niemiec, S. L., Kelkar, K., & Fogelberg, D. (2014). What is occupational therapy’s role in addressing sleep problems among older adults? OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 34, 141-149. doi:10.3928/15394492-20140513-01

Rachel Proffitt

Proffitt, R., & Lange, B. (2015). Considerations in the efficacy and effectiveness of VR interventions for stroke rehabilitation: Moving the field forward. Physical Therapy. Advance online publication. doi:10.2522/ptj.20130571

Proffitt, R., Lange, B., Chen, C., & Winstein, C. (2015). A comparison of older adults’ subjective experiences with virtual and real environments during dynamic balance activities. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 23, 24-33. doi:10.1123/japa.2013-0126

Proffitt, R., & Foreman, M. (2014). Low-cost virtual reality and game-based technologies in rehabilitation. AOTA Technology Special Interest Section Quarterly, 24(3), 1-3.

Proffitt, R. (2014, June). A virtual reality approach to lower extremity rehab. ler: Lower Extremity Review, 6(6), 41-45. Retrieved from http://lermagazine.com/article/a-virtual-reality-approach-to-lower-extremity-rehab

Beth Pyatak

Ghaisas, S., Pyatak, E. A., Blanche, E., Blanchard, J., Clark, F., & PUPS II Study Group (2015). Lifestyle changes and pressure ulcer prevention in adults with spinal cord injury in the Pressure Ulcer Prevention Study Lifestyle Intervention. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 6901290020p1-6901290020p10. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.012021

Lu, Y., Pyatak, E. A., Peters, A. L., Wood, J. R., Kipke, M., Cohen, M., & Sequeira, P. A. (2014). Patient perspectives on peer mentoring: Type 1 diabetes management in adolescents and young adults. The Diabetes Educator. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0145721714559133

Pyatak, E. A., Florindez, D., Peters, A. L., & Weigensberg, M. J. (2014). “We are all gonna get diabetic these days:” The impact of a living legacy of type 2 diabetes on Hispanic young adults’ diabetes care. The Diabetes Educator, 40, 648-658. doi:10.1177/0145721714535994

Pyatak, E. A., Sequeira, P. A., Whittemore, R., Vigen, C. P., Peters, A. L., & Weigensberg, M. J. (2014). Challenges contributing to disrupted transition from paediatric to adult diabetes care in young adults with Type 1 diabetes. Diabetic Medicine. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/dme.12485

Clark, F., Pyatak, E. A., Carlson, M., Blanche, E. I., Vigen, C., Hay, J., . . . PUPS Study Group (2014). Implementing trials of complex interventions in community settings: The USC-Rancho Los Amigos Pressure Ulcer Prevention Study (PUPS). Clinical Trials, 11, 218-229. doi:10.1177/1740774514521904

Chantelle Rice

Koritzky, G., Dieterle, C., Rice, C., Jordan, K., & Bechara, A. (2014). Decision-making, sensitivity to reward and attrition in weight management. Obesity, 22, 1904-1909. doi:10.1002/oby.20770

Susanne Smith Roley

Roley, S. S., Mailloux, Z., Parham, L. D., Schaaf, R. C., Lane, C. J., & Cermak, S. (2015). Sensory integration and praxis patterns in children with autism. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 6901220010p1-6901220010p8. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.012476

Mailloux, Z., Leão, M., Becerra, T. A., Mori, A. B., Soechting, E., Roley, S. S., Buss, N., & Cermak, S. A. (2014). Modification of the postrotary nystagmus test for evaluating young children. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 514-521. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.011031

Shawn Roll

Roll, S. C., Rana, M., Sigward, S. M., Yani, M. S., Kirages, D. J., & Kutch, J. J. (2015). Reliability of superficial male pelvic floor structural measurements using linear-array transperineal sonography. Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, 41, 610-617. doi:10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2014.09.008

Roll, S. C., Darragh, A. R., O’Brien, J. C., & Fisher, T. F. (2014). In memoriam: Jane Douglas Case-Smith (September 5, 1953 - July 30, 2014). OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 34, 171-175. doi:10.3928/15394492-20141006-03

Evans, K. D., Volz, K. R., Pargeon, R. L., Fout, L. T., Buford J., & Roll, S. C. (2014). Use of contrast enhanced sonography to investigate intraneural vascularity in a cohort of macaca fascicularis with suspected median mononeuropathy. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 33, 103-109. doi:10.7863/ultra.33.1.103

Roll, S. C., Selhorst, L., & Evans, K. D. (2014). Contribution of positioning to work-related musculoskeletal discomfort in diagnostic medical sonographers. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 47, 253-260. doi:10.3233/WOR-121579

Sarah-Jeanne Salvy

Salvy, S. J., Pedersen, E. R., Miles, J. N. V., Tucker J. S.,  & D’Amico, E. J. (2014). Proximal and distal social influence on alcohol consumption and marijuana use among middle school adolescents. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 144, 93-101. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.08.012

Olga Solomon

Angell, A. M., & Solomon, O. (2014). The social life of health records: Understanding families’ experiences of autism. Social Science & Medicine, 117, 50-57. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.07.020

Derek Snyder

Kalva, J. J., Sims, C. A., Puentes, L. A., Snyder, D. J., & Bartoshuk, L. M. (2014). Comparison of the Hedonic General Labeled Magnitude Scale with the Hedonic 9-Point Scale. Journal of Food Science, 79, S238-S245. doi:10.1111/1750-3841.12342

Jaynee Taguchi-Meyer

Meyer, J. T. (2014, November 10). Ensuring a diverse workforce: Fieldwork success for occupational therapy students with disabilities [Fieldwork issues]. OT Practice, 19(20), 18-19.

Cheryl Vigen

Pyatak, E. A., Sequeira, P. A., Whittemore, R., Vigen, C. P., Peters, A. L., & Weigensberg, M. J. (2014). Challenges contributing to disrupted transition from paediatric to adult diabetes care in young adults with Type 1 diabetes. Diabetic Medicine. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/dme.12485

Carlson, M., Jackson, J., Mandel, D., Blanchard, J., Holguin, J., Lai, M. Y., Marterella, A., Vigen, C., . . . Clark, F. (2014). Predictors of retention among African American and Hispanic older adult research participants in the Well Elderly 2 randomized controlled trial. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 33, 357-382. doi:10.1177/0733464812471444

Clark, F., Pyatak, E. A., Carlson, M., Blanche, E. I., Vigen, C., Hay, J., . . . PUPS Study Group (2014). Implementing trials of complex interventions in community settings: The USC-Rancho Los Amigos Pressure Ulcer Prevention Study (PUPS). Clinical Trials, 11, 218-229. doi:10.1177/1740774514521904

Kwan, M. L., John, E. M., Caan, B. J., Lee, V. S., Bernstein, L., Cheng, I., . . . Vigen, C., & Wu, A. H. (2014). Obesity and mortality after breast cancer by race/ethnicity: The California Breast Cancer Survivorship Consortium. American Journal of Epidemiology, 179, 95-111. doi:10.1093/aje/kwt233