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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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Yiyang (Sunny) Fang OTD, OTR/L(she/her/hers)

Faculty Mentor: Shawn C. Roll PhD, OTR/L, RMSKS, FAOTA, FAIUM

Research Lab: Musculoskeletal Sonography and Occupational Performance (MSOP) lab

Year of Entry: 2021

Yiyang (Sunny) Fang

My research interests are focused on prevention of work-related musculoskeletal injuries in the upper extremity and ergonomics to reduce pain and discomfort. I am particularly interested in behavioral prevention strategies to help workers in industries that have high risk for developing work-related injuries. I am currently working on a research project that assesses the risk of musculoskeletal injuries in dental hygiene students.


Doctorate of Occupation Therapy (OTD)
2021 | University of Southern California

Master of Arts (MA) in Occupational Therapy
2020 | University of Southern California

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Occupational Therapy
2019 | University of Southern California


Distinguished contribution to Research or Writing in Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy | 2020
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy


Journal Articles

Fang, Y., Baker, N. A., Dole, J., & Roll, S. C. (2021). Quality of carpal tunnel syndrome patient education handouts available on the Internet: A systematic analysis of content and design. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2021.08.010 Show abstract

Fang, Y., Tung, K. D., Beleno-Sanchez, J., Forrest, J. L., & Roll, S. C. (2020). Characterization of tasks and time efficiency of dental hygiene students during clinical training. Journal of Dental Hygiene, 94(5), 30-37. Full text Show abstract

Conference Presentations/Proceedings

Fang, Y., Roll, S. C., Baker, N., & Dole, J. E. (2021). Quality of patient education handouts for carpal tunnel syndrome available on the Internet. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75(Supplement_2), 7512510265. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2021.75S2-RP265 Show abstract