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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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Samia Rafeedie OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, CBIS, FAOTA (she/her/hers)

Samia Rafeedie OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, CBIS, FAOTA

Director of Entry-Master's and Entry-Doctorate Programs in Occupational Therapy and Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

CHP 126
(323) 442-1274
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Samia Rafeedie received her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She worked as a staff occupational therapist for several years before pursuing her master’s degree from the University of Southern California. She continued to grow her interest in occupational therapy education and occupational science by obtaining a clinical Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree from USC, with a focus on pedagogy, active learning and student-centered learning. Dr. Rafeedie then moved to Maryland, where she became a part-time faculty member at Towson University and managed an 18-bed adult inpatient rehabilitation unit near Washington, D.C.

Dr. Rafeedie is the Director of the Professional Program and teaches students in the entry-level OTD degree program. She continues to practice in the adult physical rehabilitation setting and supports evidence-based practice at Keck Hospital of USC. Her professional interests include instructional methods and design, socialization to the profession and general issues of professionalism and higher education. Dr. Rafeedie is also co-advisor for the USC Chan Division’s Occupational Therapy and Science Council (OTSC) student organization.

She serves the Occupational Therapy Association of California in several capacities, including the office of President-Elect. She holds Board Certification in Physical Rehabilitation from the American Occupational Therapy Association, is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist by the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists, and is a AOTA Fellow.


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