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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Malia Sako OTD, OTR/L(she/her/hers)

Malia Sako OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

HRA 500
(323) 442-3340
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E. Malia Sako received her Master’s degree and Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree at the University of Southern California. She completed her clinical residency at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice, where she provided Lifestyle Redesign® services for people living with chronic conditions, including chronic headache, post-concussion, chronic pain, Parkinson’s Disease, and pelvic health diagnoses. As a clinical faculty member at USC OTFP, Dr. Sako is committed to helping her patients lead healthier, more meaningful lives. She also serves as an interdisciplinary team member on both the USC Headache & Neuralgia Center and the USC Pain Center.


Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
2019 | University of Southern California

Master of Arts (MA) in Occupational Therapy
2018 | University of Southern California

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Neurobiology, Physiology, & Behavior
2014 | University of California, Davis



Conference Presentations/Proceedings

Reeves, L., Axtell, S., Ravikumar, S., Sako, M., & Allahverdian, M. (2020). Program development, implementation and outcomes of a mindfulness training program for an interdisciplinary headache team at an academic medical center [Presentation at the 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society]. Headache, 60(S1), 148. https://doi.org/10.1111/head.13893 Show abstract