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FACULTY

Kari Kretch, PhD, PT, DPT

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FACULTY PROFILE

Assistant Professor of Research

CONTACT kretch@usc.edu
MAILING ADDRESS

1540 Alcazar St., CHP 155
Los Angeles, CA 90089

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

Dr. Kari Kretch is a physical therapist and developmental psychologist. Her research focuses on perceptual-motor skills and processes of developmental change in infants with typical and atypical motor development, including those with or at risk for neurodevelopmental conditions like cerebral palsy. The overall goal of her research is to promote exploration, learning and global development in children with physical disabilities.

EDUCATION

Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Southern California, 2021
Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, 2019
PhD, Psychology, New York University, 2015
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Vassar College, 2007