Faculty study the practice and care that seeks to restore, improve or extend capabilities that people have lost or never fully developed, because of injury, disease, age or disability.
Mary A Matteliano, PhD, OTR/L Clinical
Assistant Professor and Co-director of the Health in Brazil study
abroad program; Advisor to the Disability and Rehabilitation
Research Project; Project Director of Culture in the Curriculum
Projects: Health in Brazil
Specialty/Research Focus: The provision of culturally competent rehabilitation and health care services to under served groups; stroke recovery and the effects of a Modified Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (mCIMT) program for individuals who have had a stroke.
Kimberly Persons, DHS, OTR/L Clinical Assistant Professor
Projects: International service learning; Health in Brazil.
Specialty/Research Focus: Role of occupational therapy, aging and vocational options for adults with developmental disabilities.
John H. Stone, PhD Clinical Associate
Projects: Culture and disability; Health in Brazil.
Specialty/Research Focus: International rehabilitation and the relationship between culture and disability; process of dissemination and utilization of information; and the translation of information from research to practice.