Laura Rice, Ph.D., Assistant Professor ▼

Laura Rice, Ph.D.


Office phone:

(217) 333-4650

Office fax:

(217) 333-2766

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Ph.D., Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, 2010

Research and Professional Interests

Professor Rice’s research interest is in the area of disability and health. She is specifically interested in the prevention of secondary impairments associated with disability to maximize quality of life and community participation among wheelchair users. A related interest is in examining education techniques to enhance functional mobility, prevent development of secondary impairments and effectively utalize assistive technology to promote health and well-being among individuals with disabilities.


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