Labs

HAFA

Healthy Aging and Functional Ability Lab

We believe that age is just a number and promote healthy aging by helping older adults engage in activities that are valuable to their health and independence. Our research goal is to increase disability-free life expectancy for older adults by developing, testing, and implementing evidence-based programs.

Dr. Liu sitting at a table with research participant

NBDL

Neurocognitive and Behavioral Development Laboratory

Our research team conducts clinical translational research focused on individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related neurodevelopmental conditions (e.g., Phelan McDermid Syndrome and Fragile X-related disabilities). These studies aim to define the behavioral characteristics of these conditions and determine their brain bases.

Neurocognitive and Behavioral Development Lab group photo

Positive Transitions to Adulthood Lab

To advance, through research and education, the evidence and practices for promoting and improving the participation, health, and wellbeing of young people with developmental neuropsychological differences during the transition to adulthood.

Dr. Consuelo Kreider with her students

RTI Driving Simulator Lab

Human factors research and clinical services have been just a couple uses of the lab. Interested in learning how you could make use of the driving simulator?

The operator station, which controls and observes simulation in progress.

YELL

Youth & Young Adult Empowerment, Leadership, & Learning Lab

The YELL Lab develops and evaluates tools and interventions that empower youth and young adults with developmental disabilities. Teams of youth and young adults with disabilities partner in all phases of the research process.

Dr. Kramer holding a tablet displaying PEDI-PRO app