University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Laura A. Rice, PhD, MPT, ATP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on management of secondary impairments associated with physical disabilities. Recently, Dr. Rice has focused on the development of intervention studies to manage fall risk among wheeled mobility device users living with a variety of disabilities including MS and SCI. Dr. Rice is also interested in the development of outcome measures to evaluate functional mobility skills. In addition to her research interests, Dr. Rice remains active as a Physical Therapists seeing clients for wheelchair and seating needs. She received her PhD in Rehabilitation Science and Technology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010 under the direction of Michael Boninger and a M.S. in Physical Therapy and B.S. in Health Sciences from Duquesne University in 2004 and 2003 respectively.