The University of Florida (UF) is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, and is ranked 8th among public research universities in the country. The UF Department of Occupational Therapy is housed in the College of Public Health and Health Professions, providing a rich environment for research collaborations. Research funding within the College is first among all similar colleges in North America. Research funding in the OT Department is among the top in the United States. Researcher and PhD Student Profiles, Publications, Centers, the RTI Driving Simulator Lab, and the Rehabilitation Research Career Development initiatives are described in this section of our website.

UFOT is nationally and internationally renowned for its research in driving rehabilitation and has a variety of scientific projects and scholarly activities in rehabilitation science.

Scientific projects and scholarly activities have been funded by the following organizations:

  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Science Foundation
  • National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Department of Defense
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
  • Centers, foundations and private industries

Please refer to Researcher Profiles for more details on our research-related activities.