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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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Emily Sopkin OTD, OTR/L

Emily Sopkin OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

Room: CHP 100E
(323) 442-2878
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Emily Sopkin received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton, and both her Master of Arts and Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degrees from the University of Southern California. She also completed the USC Chan Sensory Integration Continuing Education Certificate Program in 2017. Dr. Sopkin studied community programming for individuals with autism during her doctoral residency with USC Chan’s autism initiative, and continues to consult with local museums on ways of expanding their access and inclusivity efforts. Additional interests include the role of creative and performing arts in occupational therapy practice. Currently, Dr. Sopkin is facilitating the development, implementation and monitoring of the USC Chan 2019-2023 Strategic Plan.


Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
2017 | University of Southern California

Master of Arts (MA) in Occupational Therapy
2016 | University of Southern California

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology
2012 | California State University, Fullerton



Conference Presentations/Proceedings

Campi, E., Sideris, J., Holland, C., Sopkin, E., Chen, Y.-J., Choi, E., Agostine, S., Bristol, S., Dallman, A., Wiles, A., Watson, L., Crais, E., & Baranek, G. (2020). Caregiver stress & the association between clinically observed and caregiver-reported sensory responsiveness. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74(4_Supplement_1), 7411505245. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9209 Show abstract