Ling Yu (Elena) Meng OTD, OTR/L, BCP (she/her/hers)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy
Dr. Elena Meng is a multilingual occupational therapist with experience in pediatrics, curriculum development, and population and global health. Her main role in the Division is to support the China Initiative, an educational partnership between USC Chan and Peking University Health Science Center (PKUHSC). She also teaches in a pediatric practice immersion course in the entry-level Occupational Therapy (OTD) program. While being a full-time faculty member, she is concurrently pursuing a Master of Public Health (MPH) at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Dr. Meng has lived in China and Canada prior to moving to Los Angeles and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and French. Dr. Meng has trained at pediatric institutions internationally including the National Rehabilitation Center for Children with Disabilities in Tokyo, Japan; the Montreal Children’s Hospital in Montreal, Canada; and Momentum Pediatric Therapy Network in Torrance, California. Dr. Meng has practiced as an occupational therapist in providing pediatric clinic-based, in-home early intervention, and telehealth services. She is board certified in pediatrics (BCP) from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
2019 | University of Southern California
Master of Science (Applied) (MScA)
in Occupational Therapy (Non-Thesis)
2018 | McGill University
Bachelor of Science (BS)
in Rehabilitation Science (Major in Occupational Therapy)
2016 | McGill University
Edith Aston-McCrimmon Professionalism Award | 2016
August 31, 2023
USC Chan Division China Initiative welcomes the third cohort of dual-degree students from PKUHSC, setting a positive tone for the academic year and building a strong community for international students.
China Initiative Team Delivers Annual Presentation at the Chan Summer Occupational Therapy Immersion (SOTI) ⟩
July 20, 2023
The China Initiative team gave a presentation to international visitors interested in OT in the United States, delving into its history, mission, and transformative role in advancing occupational therapy in China.
January 18, 2021
The inaugural cohort begins their first 8-week Level II fieldwork rotation to prepare them for entry-level competence as future OT practitioners.