Title: Associate Professor and Department Chair
Department: Occupational Therapy
Areas of Expertise
Cross-Cultural Collaboration, Cultural Studies, Diaspora, Diversity, Ethnic Studies, Ethnography, Geriatrics, Globalization, Hand Therapy, Health, Health Care, Home Health, Immigration Studies, Mental Health, Migration, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Science, Public Space, Rehabilitation.
Dr. Peralta-Catipon has practiced as an occupational therapist in areas of adult out-patient rehab, hand therapy, home health, as well as community geriatrics and mental health. In addition, her research studies on Filipino, communities, both among older adults in Los Angeles and foreign workers in Hong Kong, as well as studies on health and wellness among Hispanic and other migrant populations, display her interest in ethnographic research especially in the areas of migrant adaptation, community wellness programs for older adults, and promotion of cultural occupations.
Philippines and Hong Kong
Ph.D. Occupational Science, University of Southern California
M.A. Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California
B.S. Zoology, University of the Philippines
Related News Stories
Collective Occupations Among Filipino Migrants: Bridging Conflicting Identities
Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, 2012.
Personal Factors Predictive of Health-Related Lifestyles of Community-Dwelling Older Adults
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2011.
Statue Square as a Liminal Sphere: Transforming Space and Place in Migrant Adaptation
Journal of Occupational Science, 2009.
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