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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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Miranda Donnelly MS, OTR/L

Faculty Mentor: Sook-Lei Liew PhD, OTR/L

Research Lab: Neural Plasticity and Neurorehabilitation Lab

Year of Entry: 2019

Miranda Donnelly

Research Interests

As an occupational therapist with clinical experience in adult neurologic rehabilitation, I am interested in exploring the neural mechanisms of stroke and identifying innovative ways to improve recovery for people experiencing stroke and other acquired brain injuries. In the NPNL, I currently support research projects investigating stress and other indicators of stroke recovery, as well as virtual reality as a modality for motor recovery.

Before beginning the PhD program at USC, I worked at The Ohio State University as an OT Neurologic Fellow through the AOTA Fellowship Program.


Master of Science (MS) in Occupational Therapy
2018 | Towson University

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Occupation & Well-Being
2017 | Towson University

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Foreign Languages (Spanish Concentration)
2017 | Towson University


Journal Articles

Marin-Pardo, O., Phanord, C., Donnelly, M. R., Laine, C. M., & Liew, S.-L. (2021). Development of a low-cost, modular muscle–computer interface for at-home telerehabilitation for chronic stroke. Sensors, 21(5), 1806. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21051806 Show abstract

Yeager, J., & Rennie, M. (2021). Student veterans’ experiences of a campus veterans center revealed through Photovoice. The Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 69(1), 46-60. https://doi.org/10.1080/07377363.2020.1813483 Show abstract

Marin-Pardo, O., Laine, C. M., Rennie, M., Ito, K. L., Finley, J., & Liew, S.-L. (2020). A virtual reality muscle–computer interface for neurorehabilitation in chronic stroke: A pilot study. Sensors, 20(13), 3754. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20133754 Show abstract

Eglseder, K., Webb, S., & Rennie, M. (2018). Sexual functioning in occupational therapy education: A survey of programs. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 6(3). https://doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1446 Show abstract