Faculty Research Interests

Our faculty members’ diverse research interests share the common goals of better understanding the manifestations of disease, injury and disability, and identifying optimal, theoretically-driven intervention strategies.

Research Interests
Rehabilitation in MS as it relates to neuroplasticity, and balance retraining

Research Interests
Acoustic calibration (in particular, of transient stimuli), auditory electrophysiology (with a focus on auditory evoked potentials, including the effects of high stimulus rates and masking noise on the auditory brainstem response, and animal studies of the auditory steady-state response), vestibular/balance function/dysfunction, functional imaging and aging.

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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

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Distance education and technology in health care

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Firefighter health and safety, cardiac disease, activity in heart failure patients

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Integrating neuroscience concepts into rehabilitation in chronic stages of stroke and cerebral palsy. Current research explores the use of telerehabilitation as well as physical activity as a primer for task specific training.

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Outcomes research demonstrating the effectiveness of assistive technology devices and environmental interventions, usability testing of new assistive technology device products, and occupational ergonomics

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Access to health care for elders including foreign born elders, and methods of rehabilitation across cultures

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Development of ventilatory control, neurobiological changes associated with post-natal maturation in the control of breathing, impact of perinatal teratogens

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Neuromuscular development and regeneration, animal models of neuromuscular disorders and sarcopenia.

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Many facets of the adults with developmental disability population, role of occupational therapy, aging and vocational options for this population.

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Understanding how sleep apnea and episodic periods of hypoxia affect the muscles of the upper airway and the cardiopulmonary systems.

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Psychosocial practice across the lifespan, especially with youth with emotional and behavioral disabilities, wellness programming for adults facing retirement, aging in place, and clinical education for occupational therapy students

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International rehabilitation and the relationship between culture and disability

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Effectiveness of e-health to provide health support for self-management of chronic conditions among various geriatric populations such as patients with congestive heart failure, spinal cord injury, depression and arthritis

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Occupational therapy intervention with children and families and clinical reasoning skills of occupational therapists and how those skills develop among occupational therapy students

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Neural mechanisms underlying perceptual and cognitive processes in the visual modality