Rehabilitation science seeks to enhance the understanding of the causes, courses, and consequences of disability and to develop new interventions to promote optimal functional performance and quality of life.
Our research focuses on the physiological determinants of functional loss and biobehavioral factors that contribute to functional disablement, which can limit activities that allow a person to live independently in the community and participate fully in society. We study the efficacy and effectiveness of exercise interventions to promote function and prevent disability.
Our department’s research can be broadly grouped into two domains of human performance: 1) human movement and function and 2) clinical exercise and applied physiology.
Currently, our overarching research program includes studies that:
- Explicate the relationship between physiology and human performance
- Translate mechanistic evidence into rehabilitation interventions that promote movement and mobility in various physical environments
Faculty Publications and Accolades