Julie Faieta, is a rehabilitation science researcher and a licensed clinical occupational therapist. At present, her primary area of research is in the development and evaluation of assistive and pervasive technology-based interventions to address health span and quality of life in neurodegenerative and caregiver populations. With a specific interest in Alzheimer’s disease, Faieta is working to develop interventions that can be effectively implemented with those at risk of disease development, and across each stage of the disease progression. During her doctoral studies, Faieta completed a minor in neuroscience to facilitate enhanced understanding of the underlying neural mechanisms and disease pathologies associated with neurodegenerative conditions in order to support her research goals, and more recently she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in rehabilitation sciences at the Université Laval. In addition to her academic pursuits, Faieta also maintains active involvement in the American Congress of Rehabilitative Medicine’s Neurodegenerative Networking Group as the chair of the Alzheimer’s Disease Task Force and as the social media officer. In addition, she currently sits on the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) board and serves as the chair of RESNA’s Student Scientific Paper Competition.
Project Leader, Short Course Development
Co-Investigator, Inclusive Innovation
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