Faculty Mentor: Grace Baranek PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Year of Entry: 2019
In my current role as a PhD student, I am involved in assessment training and video coding for the Parents and Infants Engaged (PIE) intervention study, which is a “proof of concept” of the PIE intervention for infants at-risk for neurodevelopmental disorders. I am also participating in the efforts of the insp!re lab to develop early screening tools and parent-mediated interventions for autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders by contributing to various ongoing research studies.
My long-term research interests include investigating the impact of a neurodevelopmental diagnosis on the entire family unit, including caregiver balance of engagement across occupations. I am especially interested in the impact of homelessness on caregiver role balance and the caregiver-child relationship as it relates to neurodevelopment.
Master of Arts (MA)
in Occupational Therapy
2020 | University of Southern California
Bachelor of Science (BS)
in Biology; Psychology (double major)
2015 | Santa Clara University