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Through research and education, the Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation (I-MAP) will examine medically at risk drivers through the lifespan to provide evidence informed screening, assessments and/or interventions to preserve, promote and improve independent, safe, and appropriate mobility for individuals while protecting the public’s health.

Director

Sherrilene Classen, I-MAP Director
Welcome to the Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation (I-MAP)!

We appreciate your interest and invite you to peruse our site, and follow up with us accordingly.

I-MAP was established in 2009 under the leadership of Dr. Sherrilene Classen. This institute has evolved out of the University of Florida’s National Older Driver and Research Training Center with Dr. William C. Mann as director. Specifically, I-MAP reflects our focus on examining mobility, i.e., driving and the use of transportation options, as a powerful facilitator for activity and participation, especially among medically at risk populations throughout the lifespan.

This institute showcases infrastructure, support, services, networks and projects that continue to invite and enrich collaborations among scientists, clinicians, professionals and students interested in this area of scholarship. As you visit our website, we know you will recognize that we are renowned for our:

  • leadership in the driving rehabilitation science
  • international and nationally funded projects
  • peer reviewed publications shaping the field of driving and community mobility
  • active contributions to conferences, symposia, and colloquia
  • awards and rewards received by faculty and students
  • clinician-scientist model
  • appointed driving rehabilitation specialist as part of our faculty
  • state of the art equipment
  • use of technology
  • initiatives to study person interactions with automated vehicles
  • collaborations with universities, hospitals, institutes/ centers, and industry
  • contributions to books and book chapters
  • vibrant educational programs in driving rehabilitation therapy

We hope that you are excited about collaborating with us—and that you will contact us soon to explore opportunities, either research or education, to help shape driving and community mobility for at-risk populations in the 21 Century!  To discuss opportunities, please contact me directly at sclassen@phhp.ufl.edu.

In health and mobility!

Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, FGSA
Professor and Chair: Department of occupational Therapy
Director: Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation