Assistant Professor Research OT
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Dr. Presperin Pedersen has 40 years of experience as an occupational therapist and expert clinician in the area of wheelchairs and seating. She has worked in a variety of settings including, rehab, SNFs, long term care facilities for people with physical and intellectual disabilities, pediatric clinics, home health, and for suppliers and manufacturers. She is presently working as a research scientist at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab with a focus on postural and functional aspects of seating, use of body switches for computer and power wheelchair use, autonomous wheelchair development, standing wheelchair development, motivational interviewing, and weight management.