Roxanna Bendixen conducts studies examining assessment and intervention for infants, children, and youth with chronic illness and disability, as well as family impact of raising a child with a chronic illness or disability. Her current primary research interests include: infants and children with early onset neuromuscular disorders focused on participation and quality of life; validity and reliability of pediatric outcome measures; and community-based activity monitoring through portable fitness tracking devices. Her secondary line of research focuses on community-based interventions through participation in arts and culture for families of children with chronic illness and/or disability; and technology for self-management and self-care as youth with disability transition into adulthood. Bendixen's transdisciplinary work includes collaboration with pediatrics, neurology, psychology, education, health information management, computer science, and engineering.
Director and Assistant Professor, Master of Science (MS) in Occupational Therapy Program