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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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Ling Yu (Elena) Meng OTD, OTR/L

Ling Yu (Elena) Meng OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

CHP 133
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Dr. Elena Meng earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, prior to completing a Post-Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) at the University of Southern California (USC). Both during her doctoral residency and now as a faculty member, Dr. Meng has worked closely with the China Initiative in supporting the dual-degree program of USC Chan with the Peking University Health Science Center (PUSHC). Her current work focuses on assisting with the curriculum development and cultural adaptation of the dual-degree program as well as mentoring the instructional faculty at PUHSC and the OTD residents at the USC Chan China Initiative.

Dr. Meng has lived in China and Canada prior to moving to Los Angeles and also fluently speaks, reads, and writes 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 Pediatric Therapy Network in Torrance, California. She has completed the USC Chan Sensory Integration Continuing Education Certificate Program with hands-on clinical training (OT 610) and has practiced as an occupational therapist in providing pediatric clinic-based, school-based, in-home early intervention, and telehealth services. Dr. Meng is committed to providing culturally appropriate and family-centered care, with a particular interest in meeting the needs of underserved populations.

Awards

Edith Aston-McCrimmon Professionalism Award | 2016
McGill University

Education

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