Stacey Morikawa OTD, OTR/L
Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy
Stacey Morikawa received her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Exercise Biology from the University of California, Davis. She then pursued her master’s degree in occupational therapy at USC, where she also completed her clinical Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree. During her doctoral residency at Keck Hospital of USC she developed an occupational therapy program for patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation.
Dr. Morikawa currently practices on the acute inpatient team at Keck Medical Center of USC. She also continues to focus on occupational therapy programming for people undergoing bone marrow transplantation and other oncological diseases.
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
2012 | University of Southern California
Master of Arts (MA)
in Occupational Therapy
2011 | University of Southern California
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
in Biological Science
2009 | University of California, Davis
Morikawa, S., & Amanat, Y. (2023). Occupational therapy and adult cancer rehabilitation. In E. A. Pyatak & E. S. Lee (Eds.), 50 studies every occupational therapist should know (pp. 283-288). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/med/9780197630402.003.0041 Show abstract
The articles “Systematic Review of Occupational Therapy and Adult Cancer Rehabilitation,” part 1 and part 2, examine the evidence of the effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions on adults with cancer. The systematic review highlights the importance of interventions including physical activity, symptom management, multidisciplinary rehabilitation programs, and interventions targeting psychosocial concerns, sexuality, and return to work. Strong evidence indicates that physical exercise is safe and beneficial for most cancer survivors, most notably to address cancer-related fatigue. Strong evidence supports the benefit of multidisciplinary rehabilitation for cancer survivors as well as the benefit of psychosocial intervention in reducing anxiety and depression. Moderate evidence supports the effectiveness of interventions on sexuality and return to work; however, further research in this area is needed. This systematic review provides support for occupational therapy intervention in addressing the activity and participation needs of adult cancer survivors.
Keywords. adult cancer rehabilitation, occupational therapy, oncology rehabilitation, activity, participation, exercise, psychosocial, physical activity
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