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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Brett Buford OTD, OTR/L

Brett Buford OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy at the Violence Intervention Program

Room: HRA 500
(323) 442-3340
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Web: violenceinterventionprogram.org

Biography

Brett Buford, OTD, OTR/L, is currently a USC Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy and serves as the Director of Occupational Therapy at the Violence Intervention Program (VIP).

Dr. Buford earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences from Chapman University, and obtained his Master’s of Arts and Doctoral degrees in Occupational Therapy both from the University of Southern California.

Dr. Buford has extensive experience working with children with mental health diagnoses and neurodevelopmental disabilities, and completed his doctoral residency at the USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He was the first ever resident at the UCEDD to establish ongoing occupational therapy services for clients with CHLA’s Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine. Dr. Buford has obtained the USC Chan Sensory Integration Continuing Education Certificate through advanced training, and is a graduate of the California Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Training Program (CA-LEND).

At VIP, Dr. Buford coordinates occupational therapy services for infants, children, and adolescents with mental health diagnoses who often have co-occurring developmental disabilities. He is committed to always providing family-centered and culturally competent care, while working within a variety of interdisciplinary teams.

Awards

Pi Theta Epsilon | 2017
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Education

Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
2019 | University of Southern California

Master of Arts (MA) in Occupational Therapy
2018 | University of Southern California

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Sciences
2016 | Chapman University