Jennifer Rowland, MPH, PT, PhD biography

Jennifer L. Rowland, PhD, PT, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She is Principal Investigator of a grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation examining the effectiveness of active video game exercise in improving health and fitness for adolescents with mobility disabilities and of a grant from the Midwest Roybal Center and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Aging to examine the severity and impact of secondary conditions for older African American women in a large urban environment. At the Center on Health Promotion Research for Persons with Disabilities, UIC, she directs an NIH-funded project to examine accessibility and its relationship to the health status of people with mobility disabilities. She is also Co-Principal Investigator of a Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research to examine obesity and related secondary conditions for adolescents with disabilities.