A Shared Purpose: Our 2023 Lookbook
For more than 80 years, the University of Southern California has been working to ensure that people of every age and from every circumstance can live life to the fullest. Today, the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy continues to advance the profession of occupational therapy and the research discipline of occupational science.
USC established the first graduate programs in occupational therapy and occupational science, and is consistently ranked among the nation’s top educational institutions. Our scientists currently hold more than $27.6 million of federal grant funding. Our faculty clinicians deliver nearly 50,000 patient encounters every year. We have more than 100 full-time faculty members engaged in research, education and patient care.
To see how USC Chan is helping define the present and shape the future of occupational therapy, download our “A Shared Purpose” Lookbook (PDF).
Together, we have a shared purpose: our researchers, educators, clinicians, students and alumni are dedicated to optimizing the engagement of people — especially those with disability, injury, illness, lifestyle issues and/or chronic conditions — in the ordinary and extraordinary activities of life.
Grace Baranek PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Associate Dean, Chair and Mrs. T.H. Chan Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy