Current PhD Students
Faculty Mentor: Shawn C. Roll PhD, OTR/L, RMSKS, FAOTA
Year of Entry: 2014
MS in Occupational Therapy
BA in Psychology with Minor in Music
University of Rochester
I am a licensed and registered occupational therapist and PhD candidate in the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. Within the MSOP lab, I act as a research assistant on the currently funded R01 grant which is investigating carpal tunnel syndrome within the dental hygiene profession. Also, I have assisted in coordinating the recently completed mind-body hand therapy study which piloted mindfulness and biofeedback interventions in hand therapy. My research interests span the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, mind-body interventions for occupational therapy, and motivational psychology.