Welcome to SSO:USA

SSO:USA Mission

The SSO:USA is a research society that strives to build the body of knowledge in occupational science to benefit humanity. The society values:

  • Collegiality;
  • Collaboration;
  • Critical discourse;
  • The development of researchers;
  • The application of knowledge within a variety of professions;
  • Shared occupational experiences;
  • Operating in ways that are open, transparent, fiscally responsible, and member and data-driven;
  • Researchers, students, and practitioners;
  • Members who are formally trained in occupational science;
  • And members who are formally trained in other disciplines and whose work integrates well with occupational science.
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Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

SSO:USA is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within our discipline and communities. Since our 2020 Virtual Event, "Racial Equity in Occupational Science: A Virtual Conversation for Strategy-Building," we have been discussing ideas and developing action plans to address societal injustices. Our most recent directive includes the creation of an Ad-Hoc Committee on Equity and Inclusion. To learn more about our action plans related to DEI and this Ad-Hoc Committee's tasks, please follow the link below:

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion