Kelly Yu Chien Liao OTD, OTR/L (she/her/hers)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy
Kelly Liao OTD, OTR/L completed her master’s and doctorate degree in occupational therapy at USC. She completed her doctoral residency at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice, where she utilized the holistic lens of Lifestyle Redesign in addressing clients’ mental health and lifestyle balance. Dr. Liao currently works across the programs of college students, mental health, chronic headache, as well as life coaching. She is a certified interpreter in providing language-concordant care in Mandarin, which aligns with her mission in promoting accessibility to services through inclusivity. Dr. Liao’s favorite occupations include weight lifting/strength training, playing with her cat, going to the beach, and attending concerts.