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Rosemarie Cooper, MPT, received a BA degree with a concentration in International Business from California State University, Sacramento in 1994 and the MPT degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. She is a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP). Cooper is an associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology and left her position as Director of the UPMC Center for Assistive Technology (CAT) in December 2020, where she has worked for over 15 years as a Clinical Instructor/Wheelchair Seating Clinician, to join the Human Engineering Research Laboratories Directorship Team as Associate Director for Stakeholder Engagement in January 2021. Cooper has been an author on several articles on wheelchairs and seating. She is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, business academic honor society, and a member of APTA. 


Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology


Master of Rehabilitation Technology
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Rehabilitation Technology