University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Julie McLaughlin Gray PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Julie McLaughlin Gray PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Associate Chair for Curriculum and Faculty, and Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

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Biography

Dr. Julie McLaughlin Gray is Associate Chair for Curriculum and Faculty in the USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, as well as the director of the Chan Division’s China Initiative. She has been an occupational therapist for more than 30 years and has extensive clinical experience in stroke and brain injury rehabilitation and has done extensive training and teaching in the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Approach for adults with hemiplegia.

She received her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from San Jose State University. She later received a master’s degree in occupational therapy and a PhD in occupational science from the University of Southern California. Her doctoral research in occupational science examined the personal experience and complex process of recovery from stroke and their relationship to occupation. Dr. Gray’s publications within the occupational therapy and occupational science literature address dynamic systems and occupation, defining the phenomenon of occupation, occupation-centered practice and the relevance of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health to occupational therapy and occupational science.

Dr. Gray currently oversees the academic programs in the Chan Division as well as the development of occupational therapy practice and education in China through the establishment of a dual-degree program with Peking University Health Science Center. She was named a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association in 2015.

Research Interests

Dr. McLaughlin Gray is interested in stroke and brain injury rehabilitation and recovery, particularly concerning the survivor’s experience and the emotional consequences of stroke, as well as the multiple ways in which occupation can be used to promote recovery.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Occupational Science
2006 | University of Southern California

Master of Arts (MA) in Occupational Therapy
1995 | University of Southern California

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Occupational Therapy
1984 | San Jose State University

Publications

2017

Journal Articles

Gray, J. M., Frank, G., & Roll, S. C. (2017). Integrating musculoskeletal sonography into rehabilitation: Therapists' experiences with training and implementation. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 37(1), 40-49. https://doi.org/10.1177/1539449216681275 Show abstract

2015

Journal Articles

Gray, J. M., Coker-Bolt, P., Gupta, J., Hissong, A., Hartmann, K. D., & Kern, S. B. (2015). Importance of interprofessional education in occupational therapy curricula. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69(Suppl. 3), 6913410020p1-6913410020p14. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2015.696S02

Roll, S. C., Gray, J. M., Frank, G., & Wolkoff, M. (2015). Exploring occupational therapists' perceptions of the usefulness of musculoskeletal sonography in upper-extremity rehabilitation [Brief report]. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69(4), 6904350020p1-6904350020p6. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2015.016436 Show abstract

Conference Presentations/Proceedings

Roll, S. C., McLaughlin Gray, J., Frank, G., & Wolkoff, M. (2015). Therapist perceptions of the utility of sonographic imaging in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders [Poster presented at the 2015 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, Nashville, TN]. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69(Suppl. 1), 6911515064p1. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO2093 Show abstract

Roll, S. C., Gray, J. M., & Frank, G. (2015). Competency development and complexities of clinical integration of musculoskeletal sonography by non-physician rehabilitation providers [Paper presented at the 2015 AIUM Annual Convention and Preconvention Program Hosting WFUMB Congress]. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 41(Suppl. 4), S20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2014.12.124 Show abstract

2013

Book Chapters

Schultz-Krohn, W., Pope-Davis, S. A., Jourdan, J. M., & Gray, J. M. (2013). Traditional sensorimotor approaches to intervention. In H. M. Pendleton & W. Schultz-Krohn (Eds.), Pedretti's occupational therapy: Practice skills for physical dysfunction (7th ed., pp. 796-830). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier. Full text

2012

Journal Articles

Gonyea, J. S., & Gray, J. M. (2012). Making the transition to career in occupational therapy: Student perspectives. The Advisor: Journal of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, 32(4), 20-23. Full text

2008

Book Chapters

Flinn, N. A., Jackson, J. M., Gray, J. M., & Zemke, R. (2008). Optimizing abilities and capacities: Range of motion, strength, and endurance. In M. V. Radomski & C. A. T. Latham (Eds.), Occupational therapy for physical dysfunction (6th ed., pp. 573-597). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Full text

2001

Book Chapters

Gray, J. M. (2001). Optimizing abilities and capacities: Range of motion, strength, and endurance. In C. A. Trombly & M. V. Radomski (Eds.), Occupational therapy for physical dysfunction (5th ed., pp. 463-480). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Journal Articles

Gray, J. M. (2001). Discussion of the ICIDH-2 in relation to occupational therapy and occupational science. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 8(1), 19-30. https://doi.org/10.1080/110381201300078465

1998

Journal Articles

Gray, J. M. (1998). Putting occupation into practice: Occupation as ends, occupation as means. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 52(5), 354-364. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.52.5.354 Show abstract

1997

Journal Articles

Gray, J. M. (1997). Application of the phenomenological method to the concept of occupation. Journal of Occupational Science, 4(1), 5-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.1997.9686416 Show abstract

1996

Book Chapters

Gray, J. M., Kennedy, B. L., & Zemke, R. (1996). Application of dynamic systems theory to occupation. In R. Zemke & F. Clark (Eds.), Occupational science: The evolving discipline (pp. 297-324). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis.