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University of Southern California
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USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Julie McLaughlin Gray PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA(she/her/hers)

Julie McLaughlin Gray PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Associate Chair for Curriculum and Faculty, Director of the China Initiative and Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

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Dr. Julie McLaughlin Gray is Associate Chair for Curriculum and Faculty in the USC 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

Selected Publications

In Chan News