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Dr. Hassan I. Sarsak (PhD, OT) was born on November 04, 1981, in Amman, Jordan. He graduated from University of Jordan in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy (OT). In May, 2010 he received the Master of Science Degree in OT from University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. In August, 2010 he was offered a Clinical Team Leader and a Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) position at the Wheelchair Study for Pressure Ulcer Prevention at the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology at University of Pittsburgh. He earned his Doctorate Degree in Rehabilitation Science with a Concentration in OT in December, 2013. Dr. Sarsak has worked in USA, Kuwait, and Jordan for several years in a variety of rehabilitation research and clinical settings. In addition to working on federal grants for the Department of OT, the Department of Emergency Medicine, and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Sarsak also assisted other faculty members with research projects from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and the Arthritis Foundation. Throughout his career, he has provided services for individuals from different populations (i.e., Pediatrics, Adults, and Geriatrics) and with different diagnoses (i.e., cognitive disabilities, learning difficulties, and neurological and physical dysfunctions). Nowadays, Dr. Sarsak is a full-time faculty member "Assistant Professor" at the Department of Occupational Therapy at the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Jordan. Dr. Sarsak career objectives are to combine his clinical and research expertise and focus on functional assessments and interventions, to develop his skills as an evidence-based clinical scientist, to pursue teaching in an Occupational Therapy Curriculum in interdisciplinary rehabilitation disciplines, and advocate for the rights of Persons with Disabilities and enhance services provided to improve satisfaction, and empower functional performance and everyday living skills in terms of independence, safety, and quality. ​