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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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Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

CHP 133
(323) 442-2850
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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Sciences
2007 | Touro University International

Master of Science (MS) in Health Administration
1994 | California State University, Northridge

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Occupational Therapy
1982 | Washington University School of Medicine



Journal Articles

Liew, S., Zavaliangos‐Petropulu, A., Jahanshad, N., Lang, C. E., Hayward, K. S., Lohse, K. R., Juliano, J. M., Assogna, F., Baugh, L. A., Bhattacharya, A. K., Bigjahan, B., Borich, M. R., Boyd, L. A., Brodtmann, A., Buetefisch, C. M., Byblow, W. D., Cassidy, J. M., Conforto, A. B., Craddock, R. C., Dimyan, M. A., Dula, A. N., Ermer, E., Etherton, M. R., Fercho, K. A., Gregory, C. M., Hadidchi, S., Holguin, J. A., Hwang, D. H., Jung, S., Kautz, S. A., Khlif, M. S., Khoshab, N., Kim, B., Kim, H., Kuceyeski, A., Lotze, M., MacIntosh, B. J., Margetis, J. L., Mohamed, F. B., Piras, F., Ramos‐Murguialday, A., Richard, G., Roberts, P., Robertson, A. D., Rondina, J. M., Rost, N. S., Sanossian, N., Schweighofer, N., Seo, N. J., Shiroishi, M. S., Soekadar, S. R., Spalletta, G., Stinear, C. M., Suri, A., Tang, W. K., Thielman, G. T., Vecchio, D., Villringer, A., Ward, N. S., Werden, E., Westlye, L. T., Winstein, C., Wittenberg, G. F., Wong, K. A., Yu, C., Cramer, S. C., & Thompson, P. M. (2020). The ENIGMA Stroke Recovery Working Group: Big data neuroimaging to study brain–behavior relationships after stroke. Human Brain Mapping. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.25015 Show abstract


Book Chapters

Roberts, P. S., & Evenson, M. E. (2019). Continuum of care. In B. A. B. Schell & G. Gillen (Eds.), Willard & Spackman's occupational therapy (13th ed., pp. 994-1010). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

Journal Articles

Leland, N. E., Roberts, P., De Souza, R., Chang, S., Shah, K., & Robinson, M. (2019). Care transition processes to achieve a successful community discharge after postacute care: A scoping review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73, 7301205140p1-7301205140p9. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.005157 Show abstract


Book Chapters

Phipps, S., & Roberts, P. (2017). Motor learning. In H. M. Pendleton & W. Schultz-Krohn (Eds.), Pedretti's occupational therapy: Practice skills for physical dysfunction (8th ed., pp. 798-808). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Research Reports

Ostrove, B., & Roberts, P. (2017, July). American Journal of Occupational Therapy (71). https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-RP303D Show abstract


Book Chapters

Black, T. M., Roberts, P. S., Livesay, S. L., & Hickey, J. V. (2016). Stroke rehabilitation. In J. V. Hickey & S. L. Livesay (Eds.), The continuum of stroke care: An interprofessional approach to evidence-based care (pp. 259-303). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer. Full text

Journal Articles

McLafferty, F. S., Barmparas, G., Ortega, A., Roberts, P., Ko, A., Harada, M., Nuno, M., Black, K. L., & Ley, E. J. (2016). Predictors of improved functional outcome following inpatient rehabilitation for patients with traumatic brain injury. NeuroRehabilitation for traumatic brain injury, 39(3), 423-430. https://doi.org/10.3233/NRE-161373 Show abstract

Roberts, P. S., Mix, J., Rupp, K., Younan, C., Mui, W., Riggs, R. V., & Niewczyk, P. (2016). Using functional status in the acute hospital to predict discharge destination for stroke patients. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 95(6), 416-424. https://doi.org/10.1097/PHM.0000000000000412 Show abstract

Siebens, H. C., Sharkey, P., Aronow, H. U., Deutscher, D., Roberts, P., Munin, M. C., Radnay, C. S., & Horn, S. D. (2016). Variation in rehabilitation treatment patterns for hip fracture treated with arthroplasty. PM&R, 8(3), 191-207. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmrj.2015.07.005 Show abstract

Roberts, P. S., Rizzo, J. R., Hreha, K., Wertheimer, J., Kaldenberg, J., Hironaka, D., Riggs, R., & Colenbrander, A. (2016). A conceptual model for vision rehabilitation. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 53(6), 693-704. https://doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.06.0113 Show abstract


Journal Articles

Riggs, R. V., & Roberts, P. (2015). Initiatives toward creating a true value equation for brain injury. Brain Injury Professional, 12(2), 22-24. Full text

Leland, N. E., Crum, K., Phipps, S., Roberts, P., & Gage, B. (2015). Advancing the value and quality of occupational therapy in health service delivery [Health policy perspectives]. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69(1), 6901090010p1-6901090010p7. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2015.691001


Journal Articles

Asher, A., Roberts, P. S., Bresee, C., Zabel, G., Riggs, R. V., & Rogatko, A. (2014). Transferring inpatient rehabilitation facility cancer patients back to acute care (TRIPBAC). PM&R, 6(9), 808-813. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmrj.2014.01.009 Show abstract

Roberts, P. S., Nuno, N., Sherman, D., Asher, A., Wertheimer, J., Riggs, R. V., & Patil, C. G. (2014). The impact of inpatient rehabilitation on function and survival of newly diagnosed patients with glioblastoma. PM&R, 6(6), 514-521. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmrj.2013.12.007 Show abstract

Roberts, P. S., DiVita, M. A., Riggs, R. V., Niewczyk, P., Bergquist, B., & Granger, C. V. (2014). Risk factors for discharge to an acute care hospital from inpatient rehabilitation among stroke patients. PM&R, 6(1), 50-55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmrj.2013.08.592 Show abstract

Roberts, P. S., & Robinson, M. R. (2014). Occupational therapy's role in preventing acute readmissions. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(3), 254-259. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.683001

Riggs, R. V., Roberts, P. S., DiVita, M. A., Niewczyk, P., & Granger, C. V. (2014). Perceptions of inpatient rehabilitation changes after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service 2010 regulatory updates contrasted with actual performance. PM&R, 6(1), 44-49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmrj.2013.08.591 Show abstract


Book Chapters

Phipps, S. C., & Roberts, P. (2013). Motor learning. In H. M. Pendleton & W. Schultz-Krohn (Eds.), Pedretti's occupational therapy: Practice skills for physical dysfunction (7th ed., pp. 831-843). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.


Journal Articles

Phipps, S., & Roberts, P. (2012). Predicting the effects of cerebral palsy severity on self-care, mobility, and social function. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66(4), 422-429. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2012.003921 Show abstract


Other Articles

Bolding, D., Roberts, P., & Phipps, S. (2010, August 9). Changing attitudes toward evidence-based practice. OT Practice, 15(14), 7, 20. Full text


Book Chapters

Phipps, S. C., & Roberts, P. S. (2006). Motor learning. In H. M. Pendleton & W. Schultz-Krohn (Eds.), Pedretti's occupational therapy: Practice skills for physical dysfunction (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.