MBCC Welcomes New Board Member Sura Hassoun

Sura Hassoun, MSOT, OTR/L 

Sura Hassoun is a board-certified occupational therapist, recently beginning her career in outpatient rehabilitation. She earned her Master of Occupational Therapy from MCPHS University in 2022, showcasing her commitment to providing comprehensive healthcare solutions to individuals with injuries and disabilities. Sura’s career has been diverse, spanning clinical and non-clinical settings. She gained valuable experience as a Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Tech, and Home Health aide, where she honed her skills in patient care. Transitioning into education, she worked as an inclusion facilitator for the City of Cambridge, providing individualized support to children with neuro-developmental disorders. Her dedication to inclusivity and education fueled her passion for healthcare and public health.

Her commitment to public health is evident in her previous roles as an Outreach and Communications Intern at MBCC, a research assistant/intern at Boston Medical Center, and her pursuit of an MPH degree. Sura’s public health interests span environmental health, health education and promotion, epidemiology, disability awareness, advocacy, and community health. Sura’s comprehensive fieldwork experience in both pediatric and adult rehabilitation settings has provided her with a well-rounded perspective on healthcare delivery. In the future, she aims to blend her practitioner skills with public health knowledge to advance therapeutic interventions, champion the OT field, and provide vital health education on environmental health to marginalized communities.