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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Karrie Kingsley OTD, OTR/L

Karrie Kingsley OTD, OTR/L

Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

Room: CHP 222P
(323) 442-3723
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Karrie Kingsley earned their Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree from USC with a portfolio program focused on occupation-based approaches to developing social skills in elementary school. They received their Master of Arts degree in Occupational Therapy from USC and Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development from California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Kingsley is an expert in early intervention and school-based occupational therapy. They were the Project Director of the Training Occupational Therapy Specialists (TOTS) grant, a U.S. Department of Education training grant which, trained dozens of USC occupational therapy graduate students to provide interventions for young children and their families.

Dr. Kingsley frequently provides trainings and presentations on issues related to diversity, equity, and access at the local, national and international level. They have specific expertise and interest in the impact of implicit bias in care settings and LGBTQ2IA inclusivity in clinical practice. Dr. Kingsley is the current chair of the Chan Division’s Diversity, Equity, and Access Committee. They are the faculty advisor for OTs for OuTreach, a student organization committed to working with underserved and marginalized communities.


Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
2007 | University of Southern California

Master of Arts (MA) in Occupational Therapy
2001 | University of Southern California

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Human Development
1998 | California State University, Long Beach




Clark, G. F., & Kingsley, K. L. (2013). Occupational therapy practice guidelines for early childhood: Birth through 5 years. Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press. Full text Show abstract

Journal Articles

Kingsley, K. L., & Mailloux, Z. (2013). Evidence for the effectiveness of different service delivery models in early intervention services. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67(4), 431-436. Show abstract