PhD Student Profiles

PhD students from the Department of Occupational Therapy enrolled in the Rehabilitation Science Doctoral program consist of focused and enthusiastic individuals dedicated to improving the field. With the support of their mentors, our PhD students are actively involved in scholarly investigations and dissemination projects.

Our PhD students come from backgrounds related to occupational therapy, physical therapy, public health, sociology, and engineering. They showcase amazing diversity and stem from Canada, Peru, South Korea, and Kenya. As a result, our students from the department foster interdisciplinary work, from diverse backgrounds and cultures, which position them to better solve the complex problems of today’s society.

We are proud of all our PhD students and their mentors!

Isabelle Wandenkolk photo

Disability, Occupation and Participation Science – Automated Vehicle (AV) Technology

Isabelle Coppa Wandenkolk, MPH, CPH

Promoting Veteran centric rural transportation options via automated shuttle exposure

Fiorella Guerrero Calle photo

Disability, Occupation and Participation Science

Fiorella Guerrero Calle, MA

Fostering participation of children and families with disabilities

Seung Woo Hwangbo photo

Disability, Occupation and Participation Science

Seung Woo Hwangbo, OTD

Building a predictive model of driver perceptions (all ages) of autonomous vehicle technology

Jaewon Kang photo

Disability, Occupation and Participation Science

Jaewon Kang, KOT

Clinical and patient-reported outcome measures

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Disability, Occupation and Participation Science

Yuan Li, MPH

Emerging data science approaches in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Sharon Mburu

Disability, Occupation and Participation Science

Sharon Mburu, PT, MS

Development of programmatic intervention in disability