Main Content:

Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

  • Ecological momentary assessment
  • Pain disorders
  • Mindfulness-based interventions
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

Communication Science and Disorders

  • Aphasia
  • Computer-based language rehabilitation
  • Assessment and treatment of communication disorders secondary to hearing loss in pediatric and adult populations
  • Assessment and treatment of hearing disorders in persons with brain injury
  • Hearing loss across the age spectrum
  • Hearing aid satisfaction
  • Impact of swallowing disorders across the lifespan
  • Language processing; psycholingustics; neurolinguistics
  • Differential diagnosis and treatment measures of amblyaudia; prevalence of auditory processing disorders in children at risk of academic failure
  • Laryngeal and respiratory neuroanatomy; voice and stress psychophysiology; and voice and communication along the gender spectrum

Health Information Management

  • Clinical Decision Support System utilizing the electronic health record
  • Development of Clinical Alert systems
  • Personal Health Record development in mobile applications
  • Data Analytics in healthcare
  • Development of best practices in Privacy and Security in telehealth

Occupational Therapy

  • Pediatrics – rare disease (early onset pediatric disorders); early oral motor and feeding difficulties; intellectual and developmental delay; family impact and quality of life, Pediatric health promotion, novel approaches to parent-training, intervention development
  • Measurement – (quantitative and qualitative through focus groups and personal interviews) - clinic-based motor assessments; community-based outcomes; social participation and engagement; quality of life (child-proxy, parent)
  • Frailty, Physical Activity (older adults), Aging in Place, Goal Attainment Scaling, Examining factors that influence independent living for older adults who are at-risk for disability, older adults with mood and cognitive changes as well as caregivers of older adults who are themselves vulnerable to poor health and disability
  • Musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremity, arthritis, ergonomics, particularly office ergonomics and dental ergonomics, computer use related to physical set up of the computer workstation, large dataset analysis and epidemiology
  • Hand rehabilitation
  • Complex intervention development to address cognitive impairments, mood disorders, disability
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Health policy

Physical Therapy

  • Health disparities
  • Cost-effectiveness research
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Total knee replacement surgery

Rehabilitation Science and Technology/Prosthetics and Orthotics

  • Rehabilitation Technology & Assistive Robotic Devices and Systems
  • Product design & performance; Product testing standards; Clinical evaluation of technology; Pressure injury prevention; Wheelchair transportation safety; Rehabilitation Biomechanics, physical activity interventions for wheelchair users
  • Assistive Technology (AT) Product Development and Technology Transfer.
  • AT Policies and Training, International Development
  • Community re-integration of veterans and people with disabilities
  • STEM education
  • Lower limb prosthetics alignment, Limitations in prosthetics & orthotics research, mobile gait data collection methods


Sports Medicine and Nutrition

  • Knowledge discovery and predictive analytics in Sports Medicine and inflammation-related diseases
  • Nutrition, Sports Nutrition
  • Resistance Exercise Physiology; Programming; Aging; Biochemistry and Endocrinology
  • Human Performance Optimization, Sports Science
  • Military physiology
  • Injury prevention
  • Neuroendocrine physiology, neurophysiology, neuroimaging, brain stimulation