Affiliated Labs

I-DAPT is currently comprised of five research labs. Collectively these labs foster the I-DAPT vision and mission.


Healthy Aging and Functional Ability Lab

We believe that age is just a number and promote healthy aging by helping older adults engage in activities that are valuable to their health and independence. Our research goal is to increase disability-free life expectancy for older adults by developing, testing, and implementing evidence-based programs.

Director: Dr. CJ Liu

Dr. Liu sitting at a table with research participant


Mobility, Activity, and Participation Lab

The MAP lab has a research focus on driving and community mobility and has developed tools and clinical services in this area.

Director: Dr. Justin Mason

Drs. Classen and Mason attend Autonomous Shuttle launch in Gainesville

Sensory Development Lab

SensoryLab aims to enhance the theoretical foundation of sensory brain-behavior relationships in typically developing children and those with neurodevelopmental conditions in order to support the development and evaluation of interventions for children with sensory, motor, and social emotional challenges.

Director: Dr. Stefanie Bodison


Technology for Occupational Performance Lab

The TOP lab focuses on optimizing function for people with disabilities through the use of technology, robotics, and smart devices.

Director: Dr. Hongwu Wang


Youth & Young Adult Empowerment, Leadership, & Learning Lab

The YELL lab develops and evaluates tools and interventions that empower youth and young adults with developmental disabilities. Teams of youth and young adults with disabilities partner in all phases of the research process.

Director: Dr. Jessica Kramer

Dr. Kramer holding a tablet displaying PEDI-PRO app