Jenna Somasundaram

Jenna Somasundaram, PT, DPT

Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy

Professional Interests

Jenna Hankard is a physical therapist at the Keck Hospital of USC and a clinical and academic faculty member at the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. She specializes in treating patients with neurologic disorders in the inpatient rehabilitation setting and teaches in clinical management of the patient with neurologic dysfunction.

Dr. Hankard is a member of the Neurologic Section and the Research Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Her research interests include investigating self-efficacy in patients with chronic headache/chronic migraine as well as new technologies to improve upper extremity function in patients following stroke.


  • Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency, University of Southern California, 2017
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, 2016
  • Bachelor of Arts, Global Studies, University of California Los Angeles, 2009