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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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Gabriel Cravens OTD, OTR/L(he/him)

Gabriel Cravens OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

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Dr. Gabe Cravens earned his Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies and Minor in Occupational Science degree from the University of Southern California, as well as received both his Master of Arts and Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree from USC. During his residency at USC’s Undergraduate Minor Program in Occupational Science, Dr. Cravens focused on ways to infuse Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) content into curriculum and implement recommendations for equitable and accessible educational practices. He is passionate about advocating, supporting and empowering students through a liberatory pedagogical approach in the classroom and is currently part of the faculty on USC’s main campus teaching undergraduate level courses such as OT 220: Lifestyle Design: Introduction to Occupational Therapy and OT 310: Creativity Workshop.

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Dr. Cravens has a unique interest in advocating and supporting LGBTQ+ individuals and sex workers. His specific research interests include sex, gender affirming care, sexuality, sexual health/education, sex work, harm reduction, justice, diversity, equity and inclusion. Notable presentations on these topics include: OTAC 2021 “Occupational Therapy’s Role in Gender-Affirming Care” and Ithaca College Honorarium 2022 “Introduction to Sex Work”.

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