2023 PHHP Research Day

The University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions held its 36th Annual Research Day on February 9. The keynote speaker for the event was Marsha Davis, PhD, Dean of the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia.

Congratulations to Tinu Olarewaju, PT, MSC (Mentor: Dr. Emily Fox), who was awarded third place in the Applied, Clinical, and Community Research category for her research on ‘Walking Rehabilitation Impacts Recovery of Trunk Control in Adults with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury’.

The college announced six Research Day award winners who will each receive funds to support conference travel.

Tinu Collage

Speed presentations from the Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Program included over 19 presentations from students in the departments of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.

Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Student Presentations – PHHP Research Day

Student Name Presentation Title Department
Prathyusha Bellam Evaluating MR measures to detect upper extremity disease pathology in young DMD participants with preserved arm function Physical Therapy
Ethan Benevides Chemogenetic activation of phrenic motoneurons Physical Therapy
Raghuveer Chandrashekhar Evaluation of great toe extension strength using a novel portable device: A pilot study Occupational Therapy
Elizabeth Evans Differential impact of long COVID symptomology across race and sex Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Fiorella Yvette Guerrero “God will take care of them”: Family quality of life for families of children with disabilities in the rural highlands of Peru Occupational Therapy
Seung Woo Hwangbo Older drivers’ perceptions before and after riding in an autonomous shuttle Occupational Therapy
Jacqueline Nicole Jones Social networks and communication impairment: Racial differences among stroke survivors Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Priya Kanjani Respiratory motor control in infants with spinal muscular atrophy Physical Therapy
Remya Kunnath Ravindranunni Magnetic resonance imaging of bone marrow fat fraction to assess bone health in Duchenne muscular dystrophy Physical Therapy
Yuan Li Innovative approach for recruiting participants in an autonomous ride-sharing services study Occupational Therapy
Angela Miles Social determinants of aphasia impairment: Social, environmental, and economic correlates Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Yuhan Mou A method to investigate swallow-breathing coordination (SBC) in more natural conditions Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Tinu Olarewaju Walking rehabilitation impacts recovery of trunk control in adults with incomplete spinal cord injury Physical Therapy
Priyanka Rana Do psychological factors affect pain sensitivity changes during aerobic exercise? Physical Therapy
Yun Chan Shin Facilitators and barriers of implementing 3-steps workout for life to support patient self-care outcomes in local home health agencies Occupational Therapy
May Smith-Hublou The impact of deep brain stimulation on unloaded breathing in Parkinson disease Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Bryn Taylor Access to care disparities among DBS-eligible patients with PD Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Alyssa Terry Sensitivity and specificity of voluntary and reflexive cough testing to detect dysphagia in ALS Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Todd Williams Changes in motor output following a single session of stretching in people with spinal cord injury Physical Therapy

Read more at research.phhp.ufl.edu.