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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Diego A. Lopez OTD, OTR/L

Diego A. Lopez OTD, OTR/L

Clinical Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Room: THH B4
(213)-821-6359
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Biography

Diego Lopez earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology and Minor in Occupational Science from the University of Southern California, as well as received both his Master of Arts and Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degrees from USC.

During his doctoral residency at Los Angeles City College, Dr. Lopez focused on implementing and building occupational therapy services in the Office of Special Services to assist students with stress management, time management, study skills, test anxiety, and other skills associated with promotion of college students’ health and wellness. He is currently part of the faculty on the main campus teaching undergraduate level courses such as OT 100: THRIVE: Foundations of Well-Being; OT 220: Lifestyle Design: Introduction to Occupational Therapy; and OT 250: Introduction to Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy.

Research Interests

Dr. Lopez is passionate about helping students thrive in each of their roles and use their innate strengths to do so. He states, “We are all the experts in our own life, sometimes we just need some help to realize that.” Dr. Lopez looks forward to continue implementing evidence-based practices to help college students with their own mental health and well-being.

Awards

Penelope Louise Richardson Award | 2019
University of Southern California

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 Arts (BA) in Human Biology (Occupational Science Minor)
2016 | University of Southern California