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 Los Angeles COVGEN Team

Bobbi Pineda, PhD, OTR/L, CNT

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Assistant Professor, Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Keck School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

University of Southern California

Beth A. Smith, PT, DPT, PhD


Department of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine

Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry

University of Southern California

Director, Infant Neuromotor Control Laboratory

Kate Havens, PhD


Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy

Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy

University of Southern California

Judy Zhou, PT


PhD Student, Infant Neuromotor Control Laboratory

University of Southern California

Our Hub


Los Angeles is a densely-populated diverse metropolitan area. From 2010 US Census data, Los Angeles is 49.8% white, 9.8% black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 11.3% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 23.8% other races, 4.6% two or more races; Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 48.5%. Los Angeles has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we hope to represent a variety of experiences and diversity of opinions as a hub site for this important project.

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Clarisa Martinez, PT, DPT, MS

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Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

University of Southern California

Marisol Macedo, MPH


Project Specialist, Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research (IPR)

Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine

University of Southern California

Our Funding

This research supported in part by the University of Southern California Center for the Changing Family (PI: Smith, Co-PI:Zhou) -

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