Recent Projects

Children and Adults

Neurocongnitive and Behavioral Development Research

Dr. Wang’s research interest is focused on identifying neurobiological and neurophysiological mechanisms underlying sensorimotor issues in children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related disabilities.

Dr. Zheng Wang with MRI machine

Adults

Understanding User Experiences and Adoption Practices of Adults Pertaining to Autonomous Vehicle Technology

The Department of Transportation / University of Florida STRIDE is funding a study to develop a model to support experiences of drivers of all age groups with autonomous vehicle technology.

UF team members for autonomous vehicle project

Youth

The Perspectives of Youth with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities in Rehabilitation Evaluation and Outcome Measurement

Dr. Kramer, in partnership with AbleLink Technologies, is designing a novel tool to include the perspectives of youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities (DD) and related cognitive impairments in rehabilitation evaluation and outcome measurement.

Dr. Kramer holding a tablet displaying PEDI-PRO app

Girls and young women

Health Outcomes in Girls with Autism Across Florida

Dr. Angell and an interdisciplinary team of investigators will study co-occurring medical and behavioral conditions in girls and young women with autism spectrum disorder using the OneFlorida Data Trust, a repository of statewide healthcare data for more than 15 million Floridians.

Dr. Angell photo

Older adults

Enhancing Functional Gains from Structured Exercise for Older Adults who are at Risk of Losing Independence at Home

Dr. Liu studies the relationship between cognitive aging and health literacy. She examines the use of text cohesion, illustrations, and stereoscopic videos to reduce the cognitive load required to process health information in older adults.

Chiung-Ju Liu photo

College Students

A Model for Simultaneously Advancing Campus-Based Supports for Learning Disabilities

Dr. Kreider and an interdisciplinary team at UF have developed, implement, and tested a novel model for assisting students with learning disabilities (LD), including ADHD, achieve success as college students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Dr. Consuelo Kreider with her students

Children

Grip Strength in Children

Dr. Shechtman is studying grip strength measured utilizing the DynEx dynamometer with its newly developed Child’s Handle Adapter to establish grip strength norms as well as testing guidelines for children that can be utilized by clinicians for comparisons among children with various health conditions.

Measuring grip strength of a child