Svitlana Stremousova MS, MBA
Faculty Mentor: Mary Lawlor ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Research Lab: Sensory Integration, Engagement, and Family Life
Year of Entry: 2022
I am a PhD student in the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy under the mentorship of Dr. Mary Lawlor. In my present role, I am involved in supporting research projects examining the current understandings of the sensory processing difficulties of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) across the lifespan and managing uncertainty in the lives of autistic children, families, and clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
My long-term research interests include investigating the impact of caring for autistic children on family life, with a particular focus on caregiver engagement in their valued occupations. Prior to beginning my PhD studies, I worked in early intervention serving suburban and rural communities in central Texas. During this time, I identified a great need to research family occupations and how they influence outcomes for autistic individuals.
Master of Science (MS)
in Occupational Therapy
2020 | Kean University, Hillside, New Jersey
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
in Financial Management
2008 | Pace University, New York
Bachelor and Master (equivalent)
2001 | Donbas State Academy of Engineering and Architecture, Ukraine