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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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Elyse Peterson OTD, OTR/L

Elyse Peterson OTD, OTR/L

Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

Keck Hospital
CHP 133
(323) 442-5370
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Elyse Peterson is a clinical faculty member at Keck Medical Center of USC, where she works with a variety of patient populations and diagnoses. As a USC doctoral resident, she conducted research under the guidance of Professor Sharon Cermak exploring the effects of a sensory adapted dental environment on children’s behaviors during oral care encounters.


Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
2012 | University of Southern California

Master of Arts (MA) in Occupational Therapy
2011 | University of Southern California

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Basic Medical Sciences
2009 | Washington State University



Other Articles

Tsai, S., & Peterson, E. (2019, April). Championing high-quality care: Integrating assessments into occupational therapy acute care practice. OT Practice, 24(4), 12-15. Full text


Journal Articles

Peterson, E., Stein, L., & Cermak, S. A. (2013). Helping children with autism spectrum disorders participate in oral care. Sensory Integration Special Interest Section Quarterly, 36(3), 1-4. Full text