Janis Yue OTD, OTR/L (she/her)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy at the Violence Intervention Program
Janis Yue, OTD, OTR/L, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy at the Violence Intervention Program (VIP).
Dr. Yue completed her doctoral residency at VIP, where she provided trauma-informed occupational therapy services for children and youth labelled with mental health diagnoses as well as their families. She also completed a fellowship at the California Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Training Program (CA-LEND).
Returning to VIP full-time after residency, Dr. Yue coordinates program development for clients diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, in addition to continuing to provide individualized mental health services alongside interdisciplinary team members. Dr. Yue centers values of disability justice and community-building in her care and aims to cultivate an abolitionist praxis while supporting families impacted by systemic violence.
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
2021 | University of Southern California
Master of Arts (MA)
in Occupational Therapy
2020 | University of Southern California
Bachelor of Science (BS)
2016 | University of Southern California
Yue, J. W., Delavar, M., Padini, B., Vanstrum, E., Milman, T., & Sideris, J. (2021). The value of occupational therapy student participation in university-based student-run free clinics in the United States. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 5(4), 13. https://doi.org/10.26681/jote.2021.050413 Show abstract
While student-run free clinic (SRFC) participation is well-documented among many health professions, no study has comprehensively characterized occupational therapy student participation. The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand both the current presence as well as educational impact of occupational therapy student participation in university-based SRFCs in the United States (U.S). Data collection occurred through a national survey and semi-structured interviews. Surveys were sent to representatives (e.g. program directors, faculty advisors, and student leaders) at all 190 accredited occupational therapy schools. Of these, 118 responded, for an overall response rate of 62.1%. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a purposeful sample of physician’s assistant, medical, pharmacy, and occupational therapy students (N=9). Results showed that 12.7% of schools contributed volunteers to at least one SRFC (N=15). Themes included that occupational therapy students provided a unique perspective to the interprofessional team, educated other students about occupational therapy’s scope, and demonstrated strong patient interviewing skills. They also learned from opportunities to explore future career possibilities, engage in interdisciplinary teamwork, and practice skills in a safe space. Occupational therapy programs have a relatively low rate of participation (12.7%) in SRFCs compared to other health professions nationally. However, occupational therapy and other health professional students report that occupational therapy student participation creates important educational opportunities. These opportunities may strengthen occupational therapy’s role in interprofessional team-based care, especially within the emerging practice area of primary care.
Lisa Marie Bucher Award | 2020
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
The Order of Arête | 2020
University of Southern California
Phi Beta Kappa | 2016
University of Southern California
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