JongHun Sung joined the DPQoL laboratory in 2015 and is currently pursuing PhD in Kinesiology with a concentration in rehabilitation among individuals with disabilities. He received a BS in athletic training at Eastern Illinois University and he received a MS in Kinesiology at the University of Illinois. His interests center around examining fall risk factors among full-time wheeled mobility device users. He is also interested in improving the quality of life among people with disabilities.
He has a background in Physical Therapy and joined the lab as a PhD student in Kinesiology. He is currently working on several DPQoL projects as he develops his own research thesis. He received his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy at Santa Catarina State University (Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina-UDESC) in Brazil and a Bachelor’s degree in Health Rehabilitation at University of Medical Sciences of Cienfuegos (Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Cienfuegos-UCM) in Cuba. His research interests concentrate on rehabilitation among people with disability principally people with Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis and Stroke. He is specifically interested in educational and task-oriented approaches to adjust motor control and prevent secondary impairment to enhance functional independence and maximize quality of life of people after disability.
Rebecca joined the DPQoL laboratory in 2017 and is currently pursuing a master's degree in kinesiology. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in exercise science at Illinois Wesleyan University in 2014. Her interests center around better understanding barriers to community and physical activity participation for people with disabilities.
Alex joined the DPQoL laboratory in 2016. Alex is currently an Undergraduate student studying Molecular and Cellular Biology. He aspires to go to Physical Therapy school and to focus on injury rehabilitation for athletes. His interests include sport physical therapy and working with athletes.