Melina Allahverdian OTD, OTR/L (she/her/hers)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy
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Melina Allahverdian, OTD, OTR/L graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with her bachelor’s in Biological Sciences. She later received her doctorate in Occupational Therapy from USC where she completed her clinical residency at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice. Dr. Allahverdian primarily works with clients living with neurological conditions including chronic headache, post-concussion recovery, and chronic pain, as well as with clients in our autoimmune, weight management, and college student programs.
She is passionate about empowering clients to build a quality of life that they find inspiring for themselves. Her favorite occupations include her self-training in culinary arts, practicing and teaching yoga, volleyball, supporting service development within Armenian communities, and time to connect with art, nature, and her family.