Why get up in the morning anyway? USC Professor Florence Clark has some answers. Professor Clark helped pioneer the field of occupational science – how and why, although deceptively simple, everyday activities are actually extraordinarily complex, giving life purpose and meaning, impacting health, and making life worth living to all of us. For this reason, human beings need to carefully think about how they structure personal and public time. Dr. Clark has also been key in advancing the related profession of occupational therapy.
Florence Clark is Associate Dean and Division Chair/professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. A widely published and noted scholar with research interests ranging from the development of sensory integration in children to health promotion in the elderly, recovery from spinal cord injury and the discipline of occupational science, Professor Clark was appointed a charter member of the Academy of Research of the American Occupational Therapy Association and has served as a special consultant to the U.S. Army Surgeon General.