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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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Tracy Jalaba OTD, OTR/L(she/her/hers)

Tracy Jalaba OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

HRA 500
(323) 442-3340
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Tracy Jalaba completed her doctoral residency at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice (OTFP), where she focused on expanding and improving the Lifestyle Redesign® program for Adults and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). As a clinical faculty member, Dr. Jalaba works primarily with clients in our ASD, college student, mental health, weight management, and health coaching programs. She has completed the training course for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia and is a PEERS® Young Adult Certified Provider. Additionally, Dr. Jalaba works as a team member representing occupational therapy at the USC Office for Disability Services & Programs.


Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
2015 | University of Southern California

Master of Arts (MA) in Occupational Therapy
2014 | University of Southern California

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Exercise Biology
2010 | University of California, Davis



Book Chapters

Jalaba, T., Smith, L., Rice, C., & Lawlor, M. (2018). Promoting wellness and healthy living for individuals with ASD. In R. Watling & S. L. Spitzer (Eds.), Autism across the lifespan: A comprehensive occupational therapy approach (pp. 447-464). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press. Full text