USC Chan Magazine | Spring 2014
Shadow of His Former Self: After losing more than 120 pounds, Lifestyle Redesign success David Morrison is a new man, thanks in part to regular consultations with occupational therapist Ashley Uyeshiro ’08, MA ’10, OTD ’11.
Tipping the Scales: In 1980, 7 percent of American children were obese. In 2012, nearly one-fifth were. Reversing our nation’s prevalence of childhood obesity will require more than health guru anecdotes, dieting dos and don’ts and slick slogans from preachy — albeit well-intentioned — publicity campaigns. Read how the clinical research of one faculty member at the USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy aims to tip the scales toward a healthier, happier future for our children.
A Real Team Player: Michelle Farmer MA ’10, OTD ’11 is blazing a trail for occupational therapists working in team-based primary care.