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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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Rebecca Cunningham OTD, OTR/L

Rebecca Cunningham OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

Room: HRA 500
(323) 442-3360
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Rebecca Cunningham received her master’s and doctorate of occupational therapy degrees from the University of Southern California. Her clinical residency was completed at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice, where she provided Lifestyle Redesign services and focused on further development of the Lifestyle Redesign program for individuals living with Multiple Sclerosis. As a clinical faculty member at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice, Dr. Cunningham works with clients in the Multiple Sclerosis, chronic pain and headaches and mental health programs, and is a member of the USC Multiple Sclerosis multidisciplinary team.


Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
2016 | University of Southern California

Master of Arts (MA) in Occupational Therapy
2015 | University of Southern California

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology
2008 | University of California, San Diego



Journal Articles

Cunningham, R., & Valasek, S. (2019). Occupational therapy interventions for urinary dysfunction in primary care: A case series. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73(5), 7305185040p1-7305185040p8. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.038356 Show abstract

Conference Presentations/Proceedings

Reeves, L., & Cunningham, R. (2019, April). Epilepsy care: An outpatient, lifestyle management approach. Poster presentation at the AOTA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.


Other Articles

Cunningham, R., & Uyeshiro Simon, A. (2018, March 12). Optimal Living with Multiple Sclerosis: A program description and alternative payment model. OT Practice, 23(4), 20-22. Full text

Conference Presentations/Proceedings

Cunningham, R., & Uyeshiro Simon, A. (2018). Occupational therapy’s role in bowel and bladder symptom management in Multiple Sclerosis (Abstract). International Journal of Multiple Sclerosis Care, 20(Suppl. 1), 85. https://doi.org/10.7224/1537-2073-20.s1.1 Show abstract