Jazminne Orozco Arteaga, OTD, OTR/L

Doctoral Coordinator, Assistant Professor, OT Programs


San Marcos, CA


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chronic Disease Management
Community Mental Health
Population Health
Sensory Integration


Doctor of Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California
Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California
Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology, University of Southern California

Research Interests

Health Equity
Pediatric Mental Health
Pediatric Primary Care

Dr. Orozco Arteaga is a Doctoral Coordinator for the Occupational Therapy programs on the San Marcos, CA campus. She earned her Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and Doctor of Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC) and holds a Certificate in Sensory Integration from USC/WPS.

Dr. Orozco Arteaga was previously an Assistant Professor at the USC Chan Division of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science, with a joint appointment at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She was appointed faculty at the USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), dedicated to caring for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and other special healthcare needs through trauma-informed and culturally responsive care. Dr. Orozco Arteaga co-led interdisciplinary health education and wellness program development through a partnership in pediatric primary care between CHLA and AltaMed Health Services, the nation’s largest independent federally qualified community health center. Dr. Orozco Arteaga focused on increasing health equity through program development, research and advocacy.

Dr. Orozco Arteaga has co-authored several interdisciplinary peer-reviewed publications related to her clinical research, most notably leveraging play and technology for family lifestyle interventions and the inclusion of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in AUTISM, a major international peer-reviewed journal. She has presented at professional conferences, including American Occupational Therapy Association, Occupational Therapy Association of California and Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS). Dr. Orozco Arteaga’s research and academic interests continue to center on health disparities, equity and inclusion.

She joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2020.