Research Topics: Assessing physiological and functional limitations and developing exercise and rehabilitation programs for various disability groups, including osteoarthritis, juvenile arthritis, MS, post-polio syndrome, hemophilia and frail to well elderly.
Director, Advanced Graduate Certificate in Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology Program
Department of Rehabilitation Science
School of Public Health and Health Professions
Research Topics: Community-based outcomes research in the areas of: computer-based assistive technology; wheeled mobility and seating; office ergonomics interventions; work conditioning programs; home modifications; complete streets. Evaluation of accessible public transportation systems. Usability testing to support development of new assistive technology device products.
Research Interests: School-Based Practice for Related Service providers; Translating policy to practice for occupational therapy and physical therapy practitioners; Implementing Multi-tiered systems of Support; Translational Science; Supporting children and families with special needs; Addressing the comprehensive feeding needs of children with special needs; Supporting the use of Assistive Technology in Schools
Research Topics: Rehabilitation research related to gait biomechanics across the lifespan, neuromodulation in spinal cord injury on sensory motor outcomes, recovery of locomotion in spinal cord injury, caregiver/care recipient relationships in the families that include individuals with in spinal cord injury, and effects of community camps on empowering people with spinal cord injury and impacting their physical/psychosocial functioning and quality of life.
Research Topics: Understanding the functional implications of neuropsychiatric disorders including Tourette Syndrome and Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS), and application of sensory tools to reduce disruptive behaviors in adolescence with psychosocial needs. Optimizing oral health for individuals with disabilities at home and in the dental office using sensory, motor, and behavioral interventions.
Research Interests: Neuromotor and physiological mechanisms in medically/socially vulnerable populations with brain injury; Motor control/learning and targeted neuromodulatory interventions to facilitate function and recovery; Psychometrics; Large Data Research; Clinical trials