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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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USC Chan Strategic Plan, 2019–23

Grace Baranek

Dear Trojan Family,

I am pleased to introduce Transformation Through Occupation: USC Chan Strategic Plan FY 2019-23!

This inspirational and implementable document outlines a vision for our future, affirms our fundamental mission and values and sets six new goals to guide our programs, priorities and growth through fiscal year 2023.

Transformation Through Occupation: USC Chan Strategic Plan FY 2019-23

For questions or comments regarding the USC Chan Strategic Plan, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Grace Baranek PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Associate Dean, Chair and Professor
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Steering Committee

Mary Lawlor

Mary Lawlor ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Associate Chair of Research; Professor

Julie McLaughlin Gray

Julie McLaughlin Gray PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Associate Chair for Curriculum and Faculty

Katie Jordan

Katie Jordan OTD, OTR/L

Associate Chair of Occupational Therapy Clinical Services; Director of OT and Speech Therapy; Clinical Professor

Sarah Bream

Sarah Bream OTD, OTR/L

Associate Chair of Academic & Community Program Support and Development; Director of the Post-Professional OTD Program; Associate Clinical Professor

Shawn Roll


Director of the PhD Program; Associate Professor

Erna Blanche

Erna Blanche PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Clinical Professor

Pamela Roberts


Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor

Stefanie Bodison

Stefanie Bodison OTD, OTR/L, C/NDT

Associate Research Professor

John Sideris

John Sideris PhD

Research Professor

Lindsey Shomer

Lindsey Shomer OTD, OTR/L, CEAS

Associate Clinical Professor

Shelby Surfas

Shelby Surfas OTD, OTR/L

Director of Occupational Therapy at the USC UCEDD at CHLA; Associate Clinical Professor

John Margetis

John Margetis OTD, OTR/L

Associate Clinical Professor

Catherine Crowley

Catherine Crowley OTD, OTR/L

Director of the Occupational Science Minor Program; Assistant Clinical Professor

Samia Rafeedie

Samia Rafeedie OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, CBIS

Director of the Professional MA Program; Associate Clinical Professor

Jesús Díaz

Jesús Díaz OTD, OTR/L

Associate Research Professor

Mike McNulty

Mike McNulty OTD, OTR/L

Director of External Relations; Assistant Clinical Professor

Stephanie Mielke

Stephanie Mielke OTD, OTR/L

Director of Special Projects; Assistant Clinical Professor

Sook-Lei Liew

Sook-Lei Liew PhD, OTR/L

Associate Professor

Emily Sopkin

Emily Sopkin OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Clinical Professor; OTD Program Representative

Janis Wise

Janis Wise

Operations Manager

Development of the Plan

September 4, 2018 update

June 29, 2018 update

May 7, 2018 update

March 1, 2018 update