Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

Health Sciences Campus
Center for the Health Professions
1540 E. Alcazar Street, CHP 155
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9006
(323) 442-2900
FAX: (323) 442-1515
pt.usc.edu

Faculty

Associate Dean and Chair: James Gordon, Ed.D., P.T., FAPTA

Associate Chair: Cheryl Resnik, P.T., DPT

Professors: James Gordon, Ed.D., P.T., FAPTA; Carolee J. Winstein, Ph.D., P.T., FAPTA; Francisco Valero-Cuevas, Ph.D.

Professors (Clinical Scholars): Linda Fetters, Ph.D., P.T.; Robert F. Landel, DPT, OCS, CSCS, MTC

Associate Professors: Lucinda L. Baker, Ph.D., P.T.; Nina S. Bradley, Ph.D., P.T.; Sandra Howell, Ph.D., P.T.; Christopher Powers, Ph.D., P.T., FAPTA; George J. Salem, Ph.D.; Nicolas Schweighofer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor: Jason Kutch, Ph.D.

Associate Professors of Clinical Physical Therapy: Beth Fisher, Ph.D., P.T.; Kornelia Kulig, Ph.D., P.T., FAPTA; Cheryl Resnik, P.T., DPT; Katherine Sullivan, Ph.D., P.T.

Assistant Professors of Clinical Physical Therapy: Jesus Dominguez, Ph.D., P.T.; Jacquelyn Dylla, P.T., DPT; Rose Hamm, DPT, CWS; Yogi Matharu, DPT, OCS; Michael O’Donnell, P.T., DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT; Marisa Perdomo, P.T., DPT; Amy Pomrantz, P.T., DPT, OCS, ATC; E. Todd Schroeder, Ph.D.; Susan Sigward, Ph.D., P.T., ATC; Michael Simpson, D.P.T.; Julie Tilson, P.T., DPT, NCS; Kimiko Yamada Heng, DPT, ATC, CSCS

Assistant Professors of Research Physical Therapy: Steven Cen, Ph.D., Christina Dieli-Conwright, Ph.D.

Instructors of Clinical Physical Therapy: Andrea Austin, P.T., DPT; Geoffrey Cariker, P.T., DPT; Aimee Diaz, P.T., SCS, ATC; Wilfred Diaz, P.T., DPT, OCS; Lori Ginoza, P.T., DPT, NCS; Julie A. Guthrie, P.T., DPT, OCS; Erin Hayden, P.T., DPT, OCS; Cole Hughlett, P.T., DPT; Nicole Irizarry, P.T., DPT; Sean Johnson, DPT, OCS; Yasuyuki Kasayama, DPT, OCS; Daniel Kirages, P.T., DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT; Cherise Lathan, P.T., DPT; Clarisa Martinez, DPT; David Richards, P.T., DPT; Jeffrey Rodrigues, P.T., DPT, CCS; Scott Russell, P.T., DPT; Erica Sigman, DPT, OCS; Jonathan Sum, P.T., DPT, OCS, CSCS

Adjunct Associate Professors: Joseph Godges, DPT; Ning Lan, Ph.D.; Stephen Reischl, P.T., DPT, OCS; Rizkalla Zakhary, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professors of Clinical Physical Therapy: Mike Andersen, P.T., DPT; Kyle F. Baldwin, P.T., DPT; Julia Burlette Itamura, P.T., DPT, OCS; Lily Cabellon, M.D.; Jason Cozby, DPT, OCS; Sharon DeMuth, P.T., DPT; Daniel Farwell, DPT; Sean Flanagan, Ph.D., ATC, CSCS; Robert Grego, Ph.D.; Larry Ho, P.T., DPT, OCS; Sally Ho, P.T., DPT, OCS; Robbin Howard, P.T., DPT, NCS; John Jankoski, MPT, NCS, OCS; Susan Layfield, P.T., DPT, M.S., OCS; Covey Lazoras, DPT, NCS; Rebecca Lewthwaite, Ph.D.; Ndidiamaka Matthews, P.T., DPT, NCS; John Meyer, P.T., DPT, OCS; Elizabeth Poppert, P.T., DPT, M.S., OCS; Gary Souza, P.T., DPT, OCS

Adjunct Instructors of Clinical Physical Therapy: Ginelle Amormino, P.T., DPT; Liz Bottrell, P.T., DPT; Julie Hershberg, P.T., DPT, NCS; Lauren Raquel Leporini, DPT; Mils Limcay, P.T., DPT, OCS; James Liston, M.Ed., CSCS; Jill Masutomi, P.T., DPT, PCS; Claire McLean, DPT, NCS; Lisa Meyer, P.T., DPT; Lisa Nocetti-DeWit, P.T., DPT, ATC; Cassandra Sanders-Holly, P.T., DPT; Claire Smith, P.T., DPT; Katie Weimer, P.T., DPT; Rami Weinberg, DPT, CSCS, OCS; Noriko Yamaguchi, P.T., DPT, CSCS; Maria Zibell, P.T., MPT

Emeritus Professors: Helen J. Hislop, Ph.D., Sc.D., FAPTA; Jacquelin Perry, M.D. (Orthopedics)

Emeritus Associate Professor: Lenore M. Krusell, M.A., P.T.

Programs

The Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy offers multiple degrees, certificates and clinical residency programs allowing graduates the opportunity to choose educational programs that will expose them to cutting-edge research and scientific advancements, in turn creating innovators in the physical therapy profession. The largest degree program is the three-year Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), which is offered in addition to a post professional DPT, and a post professional DPT and Master of Public Health dual degree. The division also offers a Ph.D. in Biokinesiology, one of the nation’s first Ph.D. degrees in physical therapy education, as well as a Ph.D. in Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. The graduate curricula for the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are open to all qualified students who are or are not physical therapists.