Chantelle Rice Collins OTD, OTR/L, CDCES (she/her/hers)
Associate Director for Lifestyle Redesign® Clinical Programs and Services, Director of the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice and Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy
Chantelle Rice Collins is the director of the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice, the USC Chan Division’s private clinic where occupational therapists deliver lifestyle-based interventions to patients with a variety of medical diagnoses and conditions. A Certified Diabetes Educator®, she works predominantly with Lifestyle Redesign® Weight Management and Diabetes Management clients while also managing the practice’s administrative operations.
Dr. Rice Collins received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in occupational therapy from USC in 2008, and earned her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree from USC in 2009.
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
2009 | University of Southern California
Master of Arts (MA)
in Occupational Therapy
2008 | University of Southern California
Bachelor of Science (BS)
in Occupational Therapy
2007 | University of Southern California
Collins, C. R., & Marchioni, M. (2023). Anxiety. In S. Dahl-Popolizio, K. Smith, M. Day, S. Muir, & W. Manard (Eds.), Primary care occupational therapy: A quick reference guide (pp. 113-128). Springer Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-20882-9_11 Show abstract
This chapter will address anxiety and related issues that the occupational therapy practitioner can address in primary care. The chapter will outline the basic role of the primary care physician, as well as the evaluation techniques and intervention strategies employed by the occupational therapy practitioner.
Collins, C. R., & Valasek, S. (2023). Depression. In S. Dahl-Popolizio, K. Smith, M. Day, S. Muir, & W. Manard (Eds.), Primary care occupational therapy: A quick reference guide (pp. 181-194). Springer Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-20882-9_18 Show abstract
This chapter will address depression and related issues that the occupational therapy practitioner can address in primary care. The chapter will outline the basic role of the primary care physician, as well as the evaluation techniques and intervention strategies employed by the occupational therapy practitioner.
Pyatak, E. A., Carandang, K., Rice Collins, C., & Carlson, M. (2022). Optimizing occupations, habits, and routines for health and well-being with Lifestyle Redesign®: A synthesis and scoping review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76(5), 7605205050. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2022.049269 Show abstract
Importance. Lifestyle Redesign® originated as a preventive occupational therapy intervention for healthy older adults, and it was found to be both effective and cost effective in the Well Elderly Studies initiated in the 1990s. Building on that empirical foundation, the scope of Lifestyle Redesign has been greatly expanded as a general intervention framework addressing prevention and chronic condition management in a wide range of populations, settings, and conditions. Yet until now, its full scope, defining characteristics, and supporting evidence have not been clearly and succinctly described, limiting its potential reach and impact.
Objective. To outline the definition and key characteristics of Lifestyle Redesign, provide a scoping review of its evidence base and future directions for research, describe its current applications, and make recommendations for its use in clinical practice.
Evidence Review. We searched PubMed and CINAHL, tables of contents of 10 occupational therapy journals, and citations in two seminal Lifestyle Redesign publications to identify articles published in 1997–2020 that described quantitative outcomes (for n ≥ 20) of interventions meeting the defining characteristics of Lifestyle Redesign.
Findings. Our scoping review yielded 12 publications providing supportive evidence for Lifestyle Redesign’s positive impact on a range of health and well-being outcomes among both well populations and those with chronic conditions.
Conclusions and Relevance. Lifestyle Redesign has the potential to meet a growing need in clinical and community settings for health care services that address prevention, health promotion, and chronic disease management.
Keywords. clients, health, life style, personal satisfaction
Kadowaki, K., & Rice Collins, C. (2018, October). Occupational therapy primary care consultations for the college student population [Short course presentation]. OTAC Annual Conference, Pasadena, CA.
Jalaba, T., Smith, L., Rice, C., & Lawlor, M. (2018). Promoting wellness and healthy living for individuals with ASD. In R. Watling & S. L. Spitzer (Eds.), Autism across the lifespan: A comprehensive occupational therapy approach (pp. 447-464). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press. Full text
Uyeshiro Simon, A., & Collins, C. E. R. (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
Objective. Our objective was to determine the efficacy of a Lifestyle Redesign® intervention for people living with chronic pain on quality of life (QOL), function, self-efficacy, and pain levels.
Method. Clinical outcomes were collected from 45 patients who completed an individual outpatient Lifestyle Redesign occupational therapy program for chronic pain as part of their usual plan of medical care. Outcome measures included the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure, the 36-Item Short-Form Survey, the Brief Pain Inventory, and the Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire. We analyzed scores using paired-samples t tests.
Results. Significant changes were observed in occupational performance and satisfaction scores, physical and social functioning, role limitations due to physical and emotional problems, energy and fatigue, general health, and pain self-efficacy.
Conclusion. Lifestyle Redesign interventions, when integrated into a patient's medical plan of care, can improve patient functioning, self-efficacy, and QOL.
Koritzky, G., Dieterle, C., Rice, C., Jordan, K., & Bechara, A. (2014). Decision-making, sensitivity to reward and attrition in weight management. Obesity, 22(8), 1904-1909. https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.20770 Show abstract
Objective. Attrition is a common problem in weight management. Understanding the risk factors for attrition should enhance professionals' ability to increase completion rates and improve health outcomes for more individuals. A model that draws upon neuropsychological knowledge on reward-sensitivity in obesity and overeating to predict attrition is proposed.
Methods. A total of 52 participants in a weight-management program completed a complex decision-making task. Decision-making characteristics-including sensitivity to reward-were further estimated using a quantitative model. Impulsivity and risk-taking measures were also administered.
Results. Consistent with the hypothesis that sensitivity to reward predicted attrition, program dropouts had higher sensitivity to reward than completers (P < 0.03). No differences were observed between completers and dropouts in initial BMI, age, employment status, or the number of prior weight-loss attempts (P ≥ 0.07). Completers had a slightly higher education level than dropouts, but its inclusion in the model did not increase predictive power. Impulsivity, delay of gratification, and risk taking did not predict attrition, either.
Conclusions. Findings link attrition in weight management to the neural mechanisms associated with reward-seeking and related influences on decision-making. Individual differences in the magnitude of response elicited by rewards may account for the relative difficulty experienced by dieters in adhering to treatment.
OT Practice Award | 2015
Occupational Therapy Associate of California (OTAC)
July 19, 2017
Lifestyle treatment for chronic pain management improves quality of life, confidence and function
October 26, 2015
The USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy was well represented at the 39th annual conference of the Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC) in Sacramento. Four alumnae were recognized for their outstanding achievements at the annual OTAC awards ceremony:…
October 3, 2014
By Mike McNulty Five USC Trojans received awards and 82 Trojans presented during the 2014 conference of the Occupational Therapy Association of California, October 16-19 in Pasadena. Assistant clinical professor Sarah Bream received the Award of Appreciation, alumna Diane Mayfield received the…
October 22, 2013
85 Trojan alumni and faculty will be presenting at the 2013 Conference of the Occupational Therapy Association of California, Oct. 24-27 at the Sacramento (Calif.) Convention Center. On the evening of Friday Oct. 25, be sure to join your USC Trojan Family at the conference's alumni cocktail mixer.…
April 23, 2013
128 USC alumni, faculty, and students are scheduled to present at the 2013 Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, April 25-28 at the San Diego Convention Center. Presentation formats include a pre-conference institute, workshops, short courses, research and professional posters…
May 1, 2012
Division Associate Dean and current American Occupational Therapy Association President Florence Clark PhD (’82), OTR/L, FAOTA, presided over the 92nd annual AOTA conference, April 26-29, in Indianapolis, Ind. Conference highlights included a rousing Opening Ceremony, Clark's Presidential Address…
October 11, 2011
The Occupational Therapy Association of California's 35th annual Conference begins this Thursday! Click below for the full list of Trojan alumni, faculty, staff and students who will be there presenting, and remember that the USC Alumni and Student Reception is the evening of Friday, October 14. See…
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USC Annenberg Media | October 1, 2019
Chantelle Rice Collins comments on an analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association which found optimism to be associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular events.