Governance Structure
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Research Committee

Chairs: Jenny Shao, MD and Monica Jain, MD

Mission Statement: To study the impact of surgical ergonomics on musculoskeletal disorders, mental workload and health, healthcare delivery, and patient safety through systematic investigation fueled by intellectual curiosity and need.

Clinical Applied Ergonomics Committee

Chairs: Monica Jain, MD and Jenny Shao, MD

Mission Statement: To improve the ergonomics of surgical procedures across a variety of surgical disciplines through the redesign of surgical instruments, devices, and environments, as well as the implementation of ergonomics interventions related to posture, positioning, motion, and physical and mental loads.

Education Committee

Chairs: Marion Henry, MD and Pam Hess, OT

Mission Statement: To develop, implement, and disseminate curricula to promote the awareness of surgical ergonomics and teach techniques to enhance the ergonomics of the surgical environment on institutional, national, and international levels.

IT & Communication Committee

Chairs: Yewande Alimi, MD, Andrew Gabrielson MD, and Monica Jain, MD

Mission Statement: To increase the virtual presence of the Society of Surgical Ergonomics via social media and the web, and support the other subcommittees of the SSE to bring their content to the public.

Program Committee

Chair: Alfred Chahine, MD

Mission Statement: To design and host events that promote awareness, education, and research related to surgical ergonomics.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee

Chair: Yewande Alimi, MD and Andrew Wright, MD

Mission Statement: To assure that the activities of the Society of Surgical Ergonomics proceed with inclusivity in mind as it pertains to a diverse surgical workforce.

Membership Committee

Chair: Amy Park, MD and Geeta Lal, MD

Mission Statement: To evaluate, establish eligibility, and accept all qualified applicants for membership into the Society of Surgical Ergonomics, and to develop recruitment strategies to increase membership.

To join a committee, become an SSE member, and then e-mail