Dr. Ann Neville-Jan, PhD, is Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Division of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy at USC. She is the Co-Principal Investigator for an AUCD/CDC-funded research grant investigating the effectiveness of bowel and bladder management techniques on children with spina bifida, and recently completed an NIH/NICHD Disability Supplement grant investigating developmental and life experiences of adults with spina bifida and their encounters with family members, caregivers, and health care professionals. Dr. Neville-Jan has served as an Occupational Therapy Consultant for the NIH/NICHD/NCMRR and as an invited grant reviewer for the U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, and is also a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Positions & HonorsPositions
|1996-present||Associate Chair, Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the School of Dentistry, University of Southern California|
|1996-present||Associate Professor, Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the School of Dentistry, University of Southern California|
|1989-1996||Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California|
|1984-1989||Veterans Administration Medical Center; Clinical Educator, Coordinator, Rehabilitation Medicine Service, Chief of Occupational Therapy|
Selected Honors & Awards
|2007||Invited Keynote Graduation Speaker, New York Institute of Technology, New York|
|2004||Member of Advisory Group, Spina Bifida Mentoring Training Manual, Funded by the Spina Bifida Association of America, Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, CA|
|1997-1998||Occupational Therapy Consultant, NIH, NICHD, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, Bethesda, Maryland|
|1995||Invited Grant Reviewer, Model Programs for Disabled Students in High School, U. S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services|
|1992||Roster of Distinguished Alumni, Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons|
|1986||Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (FAOTA)|
|New York University||Ph.D||1986||Occupational Therapy|
|Columbia University, NY||M.S.||1974||Occupational Therapy|
|Towson State University, MD||B.S.||1972||Biology|
Current Research Support
AUCD RTOI #: 2005-5/6-03, (R. Jacobs, PI), 2006 – present
Association of University Centers on Disability/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Effectiveness of Bowel and Bladder Management Techniques on Children with Spina Bifida
This study, conceptually guided by the International Classification of Function, Disability and Health (ICF), includes two components: a longitudinal retrospective study and a cross-sectional observational study using both quantitative and qualitative methods to assess the effectiveness of selected bowel and bladder interventions on both physiologic outcomes and quality of life measures. Data were gathered through chart reviews, through a preexisting longitudinal database, and through child and parent surveys and child, parent and practitioner focus groups. Role: Co-Principal Investigator
- Neville-Jan, A., & Lawlor, M. (In Press). Managing appearance: A qualitative study of adults with spina bifida. Disability & Rehabilitation.
- Neville-Jan, A. (2005). The problem with prevention: The case of spina bifida. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 59, 527-539.
- Neville-Jan, A. (2004). Selling your soul to the devil: An autoethnography of pain, pleasure, and the quest for a child. Disability and Society, 19(2), 113-128
- Neville-Jan, A., & Lawlor, M. (2003). Managing appearance: A qualitative study of adults with spina bifida. European Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 13, S1-S11. (Abstract).
- Neville-Jan, A. (2003). Encounters in a world of pain. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57, 88-98.
- Neville-Jan, A. (1994). The relationship of volition to adaptive occupational behavior among individuals with varying degrees of depression. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 12(4), 1-18.
- Clark, F., Zemke, R., Frank, G., Parham, D., Neville-Jan, A., Hedricks, C., Carlson M., Fazio, L., & Abreu, B. (1993). Dangers inherent in the partition of occupational therapy and occupational science. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 47, 184 - 186.
- Neville-Jan, A., Piersol, C.V., Kielhofner, G., & Davis, K. (1993). Adaptive equipment: A study of utilization after hospital discharge. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 8, 3-18.
- Neville-Jan, A., Bradley, M., Bunn, C., & Gehri, B. (1991). The model of human occupation and individuals with co-dependency problems. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 11 (2).