Roger O. Smith Bio

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Roger O. Smith, Ph.D.

Dr. Roger O. Smith is a Professor in the Department of Occupational Sciences & Technology and Director of the R2D2 Center (Rehabilitation Research Design & Disability) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Dr. Smith is widely published and has presented on accessibility, universal design, assistive technology, and outcome measurement across the nation and globe. He has directed more than 35 funded projects supporting research, demonstration & training initiatives created new measures and devising new interventions related to disability and rehabilitation with a focus on assistive technology and accessibility.

Dr. Smith is Past-President of RESNA (the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America). He has served on the National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research at the National Institutes of Health and the advisory panels of several federally funded research centers with technology and health foci. He is a Fellow of RESNA and the American Occupational Therapy Association and an inducted member of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation Academy of Research.