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Laura Rice, Ph.D.

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Laura A. Rice, PhD, MPT, ATP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Associate Director of the Center for Health, Aging, and Disability, and Interim Director of the Master of Public Health and Master of Health Administration Programs. Her research focuses on management of secondary impairments associated with physical disabilities and increasing quality of life and community participation among individuals who use wheelchairs and scooters. In addition, Dr. Rice is interested in the development of outcome measures to evaluate functional mobility skills. Dr. Rice also remains active as a Seating and Mobility Specialist and is the director of the Illini Wheelchair and Scooter Clinic at the University of Illinois. She received her PhD in Rehabilitation Science and Technology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010 and a M.S. in Physical Therapy from Duquesne University in 2004.

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