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Faculty Profile

Laura Rice

Laura Rice

Assistant Professor

Department of Kinesiology and Community Health

Ph.D. Rehabilitation Science and Technology

University of Pittsburgh




Disability Participation & Quality of Life Research Laboratory

Curriculum Vitae:

Professor Rice’s research interest is in the area of disability and health. She is specifically interested in the prevention of secondary impairments associated with disability to maximize quality of life and community participation among wheelchair users. A related interest is in examining education techniques to enhance functional mobility, prevent development of secondary impairments and effectively utilize assistive technology to promote health and well-being among individuals with disabilities.