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FACULTY

Nora Darakjian, PT, DPT

FACULTY PROFILE

Clinical Instructor of Physical Therapy

MAILING ADDRESS

1640 Marengo Street, HRA 102,
Los Angeles, CA 90033

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

Dr. Nora Darakjian is a physical therapist at USC Physical Therapy at the Health Science Campus. She specializes in treating patients with neurologic and vestibular disorders. Dr. Darakjian is board-certified by the America Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a neurologic clinical specialist. She is a member of the Neurologic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. She works in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team at USC Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center.

Dr. Darakjian is also a clinical instructor in the doctor of physical therapy program in the neurologic content in the second year of the physical therapy curriculum. She is a clinical mentor in the neurologic physical therapy residency program.

EDUCATION

Neurological Physical Therapy Residency, University of Southern California, 2015
Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, 2014
Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, University of California-Los Angeles, 2011

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Kim A, Darakjian N, Finely J. “Walking in fully immersive virtual environments: an evaluation of potential adverse effects in older adults and individuals with Parkinson’s disease.” Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation. 2017; 14(16): 1-12.
  • André V, Cepeda C, Fisher Y, Huyn M, Bardakjian N, Singh S, Yang W, Levine MS. “Differential electrophysiological changes in striatal output neurons in Huntington’s disease.” J Neurosci. 2011; 31(4):1170-82. 2.
  • Bardakjian NS. “The back-propagating machinery of the neuron.” The UCLA USJ. 2010; 23: 5-10.