University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Ashley Uyeshiro Simon OTD, OTR/L, MSCS

Ashley Uyeshiro Simon OTD, OTR/L, MSCS

Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

Room: THH B4
(213) 821-6359
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Biography

Ashley Uyeshiro Simon is the Course Coordinator and a professor for OT 100 THRIVE: Foundations of Well-Being, a course designed for students, by students, to promote well-being and mental health among undergraduates. She also teaches OT 101 Caring for Your Self, a course dedicated to learning about self-care and behavior change through personal application to daily life.

For seven years, Dr. Uyeshiro Simon previously worked at the USC OT Faculty Practice where she applied Lifestyle Redesign® for clients with behavioral health difficulties, chronic pain, chronic headaches, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s Disease. She is a National MS Society Partner in MS Care, and is a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist.

Dr. Uyeshiro Simon received her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree in 2011, her MA degree in Occupational Therapy, and her BA degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California. She is the Faculty in Residence at Birnkrant Residential College through the Office of Residential Education, and also serves as the Secretary General for the USC Academic Senate.

Education

Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
2011 | University of Southern California

Master of Arts (MA) in Occupational Therapy
2010 | University of Southern California

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology
2008 | University of Southern California

Publications

2018

Other Articles

Cunningham, R., & Uyeshiro Simon, A. (2018, March 12). Optimal Living with Multiple Sclerosis: A program description and alternative payment model. OT Practice, 23(4), 20-22. Full text

Conference Presentations/Proceedings

Cunningham, R., & Uyeshiro Simon, A. (2018). Occupational therapy’s role in bowel and bladder symptom management in Multiple Sclerosis (Abstract). International Journal of Multiple Sclerosis Care, 20(Suppl. 1), 85. https://doi.org/10.7224/1537-2073-20.s1.1 Show abstract

2017

Book Chapters

Uyeshiro Simon, A. (2017). Low back pain. In H. M. Pendleton & W. Schultz-Krohn (Eds.), Pedretti’s occupational therapy: Practice skills for physical dysfunction (8th ed., pp. 1030-1047). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Journal Articles

Sahai-Srivastava, S., Sigman, E., Uyeshiro Simon, A., Cleary, L., & Ginoza, L. (2017). Multidisciplinary team treatment approaches to chronic daily headaches. Headache, 57(9), 1482-1491. https://doi.org/10.1111/head.13118 Show abstract

Uyeshiro Simon, A., & Collins, C. E. (2017). Lifestyle Redesign® for chronic pain management: A retrospective clinical efficacy study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(4), 7104190040p1-7104190040p7. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2017.025502 Show abstract

Conference Presentations/Proceedings

Reeves, L., & Uyeshiro Simon, A. (2017). Lifestyle and behavioral occupational therapy treatment for post-concussive syndrome headache: Case reports [Poster presented at the 18th International Headache Congress, Vancouver, CA]. Cephalgia, 37(Suppl. 1), 152-153. https://doi.org/10.1177/0333102417719573 Show abstract

2016

Conference Presentations/Proceedings

Reeves, L., & Uyeshiro Simon, A. (2016). Occupational therapy intervention for people with fibromyalgia: A 10-week Lifestyle Redesign® pilot treatment group program [Poster presented at 8th World Congress of the World Institute of Pain, New York, NY]. Pain Practice, 16(Suppl. 1), 135-136. https://doi.org/10.1111/papr.12451 Show abstract

Uyeshiro Simon, A., & Reeves, L. (2016). Lifestyle Redesign® occupational therapy for complex regional pain syndrome: A clinical case study [Poster presented at 8th World Congress of the World Institute of Pain, New York, NY]. Pain Practice, 16(Suppl. 1), 136-137. https://doi.org/10.1111/papr.12451 Show abstract

Reeves, L., & Uyeshiro Simon, A. (2016). Occupational therapy’s role in chronic headache management among a multidisciplinary team: A Lifestyle Redesign® approach [Poster presented at 8th World Congress of the World Institute of Pain, New York, NY]. Pain Practice, 16(Suppl. 1), 136. https://doi.org/10.1111/papr.12451 Show abstract

2015

Conference Presentations/Proceedings

Uyeshiro Simon, A., & Reeves, L. (2015). Occupational therapy's role in headache management: A lifestyle behavioral approach [Poster presented at the 17th Congress of the International Headache Society, Valencia, Spain]. Cephalalgia, 35(6S), 280-281. https://doi.org/10.1177/0333102415581304 Show abstract