Areas of focus

Communication and Swallowing Sciences and Disorders Concentration

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Disability, Occupation, and Participation Science Track

The University of Florida Occupational Therapy department launched a new driving evaluation and rehabilitation service, SmartDrive.

Program News

Chatterjee receives Pepper Scholar status

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RSD alum addresses opiod crisis in NEJM

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Hepple, Corti, Ryan receive UF Opportunity Seed…

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Message from the director

Dr. David Fuller

Rehabilitation science is a diverse and expanding discipline that encompasses both basic and applied aspects of health science and services, the social sciences, and engineering as they relate to restoring human functional capacity and improving a person’s interaction with the surrounding environment.

Program Director Dave Fuller

Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight: MJ Lee

MJ Lee, PhD, BSOT, Research Assistant Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch

MJ Lee

Alumni Spotlight: Luther Gill

Luther C. Gill, DPT, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at LSU Health Science Center New Orleans

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Alumni Spotlight: Maggie Horn

Maggie Horn, DPT, MPH, Ph.D., assistant professor at Duke School of Medicine and RSD alumna.

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Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Kelly Hawkins

Kelly Hawkins, PT, DPT, NCS, is a third-year Rehabilitation Science Ph.D. student and is mentored by Dr. Emily Fox.

Kelly Hawkins Headshot photo

Student Spotlight: Michael Sunshine

Michael Sunshine is a second-year Rehabilitation Science Ph.D. student, and he is mentored by Dr. David Fuller.

Michael Sunshine headshot

WHY CHOOSE THE UF REHAB SCIENCE PHD PROGRAM

See What's Happening

Hear from RSD students who describe why they chose the program and how it’s preparing them for careers in research.

Drs. Sudeshna Chatterjee and David Clark using functional near-infrared spectroscopy to record cortical brain activity. Play Video

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