Curriculum Vitae

  • Adjunct Instructor, Occupational & Recreational Therapies
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pediatrics



  • BS, Psychology, University of Utah
  • MOT, Division of Occupational Therapy, University of Utah. Project: "Perceptions of Caregivers of People with Dementia"
  • OTD, Divison of Occupational and Recreational Therapies, University of Utah. Project: "Understanding the Use of Family-Centered Principles by Early Intervention Occupational Therapists in the Development of Sensory Diets"


Danielle Friberg is a licensed occupational therapist specializing in pediatric practice. She graduated from the University of Utah with her Master's in Occupational Therapy and is currently pursuing her Post-Professional Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy. Her doctoral research focused on the use of family-centered practices in early intervention when addressing the sensory needs of children with autism. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Utah's Division of Occupational and Recreational Therapies as well as an adjust assistant professor at the University of Utah's Department of Pediatrics. Danielle has previously worked in early intervention and outpatient pediatrics, which afforded her the opportunity to gain experience with a wide range of diagnoses and ages. In addition, she has experience working in school-based settings and enjoys community-based program development. She currently works as an occupational therapist at the University Developmental Assessment Clinics and is the occupational therapy faculty member for the Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (URLEND) program. She is board certified and a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

When she's not working, studying, or teaching, Danielle enjoys spending time with her husband and two beagles. She adores her niece and nephew. 


  • Utah Occupational Therapy Association (UOTA), member, 11/20/2016 - present
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), member, 05/01/2014 - present