USC CHAN DIVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL SCIENCE AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Dr. Beth Pyatak, PhD, MS, MA, is an assistant professor at her alma mater, USC. She has primary research interests in the intersection of chronic care management, occupational engagement and health and well-being among individuals with chronic illness and/or disability. In 2011 she was awarded a Mentored Career Development Award through the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) to develop a lifestyle intervention aimed at improving health and quality of life outcomes among young adults with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Her educational history includes a BA in Psychology in 2002 from USC, a MA in Occupational Therapy at that same school in 2004, and a PhD in Occupational Science in 2010. She returned to the University of Southern California in 2015 for her Master of Science (MS) in Clinical, Biomedical and Translational Investigations.