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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Amber Bennett OTD, OTR/L(she/her/hers)

Amber Bennett OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

CHP 129
(323) 442-2460
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Amber Bennett earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies from San Jose State University, and received both her Master of Arts and Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degrees from the University of Southern California. During her doctoral residency at Keck Hospital of USC, Dr. Bennett focused on advancing occupational therapy as a partner in the continuum of care for patients with heart failure.

Dr. Bennett is a member of the Admissions Team, advising applicants to the Bachelor’s to Master’s in Occupational Therapy program and the Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program. She is a Faculty in Residence with the Office of Residential Education. In addition, she provides services to patients at Keck Hospital of USC in acute, critical care and inpatient rehabilitation settings, and currently teaches “OT 406L: Foundations: Creativity, Craft, and Activity Analysis” in the division’s professional program.


Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
2014 | University of Southern California

Master of Arts (MA) in Occupational Therapy
2013 | University of Southern California

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Recreation and Leisure Studies
2003 | San Jose State University



Conference Presentations/Proceedings

Carroll, O., Nxumalo, K., Bennett, A., & Pike, W. (2017). Abstract 245: Demonstrating the effectiveness of an outpatient occupational therapy program for individuals with heart failure [Poster presented at the American Heart Association's quality of care and outcomes research 2017 scientific sessions]. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 10(Suppl. 3), A245. Full text Show abstract