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Current Doctoral Students
Yanning Wang, MS
Ms. Wang is a first year PhD student in the Epidemiology program. She received her MS in Biomedical Engineering at the Northwestern Polytechnical University in China (2010). She is a Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Sherrilene Classen and is working on a project on Validity and Usability of a Safe Driving Behavior Measure for Older Adults: Strategy for congestion mitigation. Her current research focus is to determine the measurement properties of the Safe Driving Behavior Measure and validate it to the gold standard on-road driving evaluation.
Zamarys Roman, MS, OTR/L
Zamarys Roman, MS, OTR/L is a PhD student in the Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Program. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in 2003 with a Bachelor degree in occupational therapy and in 2007 with a post-professional Master of Science degree in occupational therapy from Boston University. Her clinical work has been devoted to community integration of adults with neurological and cognitive challenges. She is a Research Assistant affiliated with I-MAP and the Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center of the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health Service. She is funded on the project: Efficacy of a Driving Intervention Program on Safe Community Mobility for Returning Combat Veterans (PI: Dr. Sherrilene Classen).
Former Doctoral Students
Austin Lee Nichols, PhD
Austin is now a Post-Doctoral Associate in Management at UF's Warrington College of Business Administration. He graduated with his PhD in Social Psychology from UF in 2010. His research focused mostly on leadership, self-presentation, and personality. He was involved in the creation and implementation of the customer satisfaction survey and marketing materials for the Florida Senior Safety Resource Center website. His social psychological and business backgrounds, including his extensive research experience, greatly contributed to this project.
Sandra Winter, PhD, OTR/L
Sandra Winter, OTR/L was mentored by Dr. Sherrilene Classen in the University of Florida Rehabilitation Science Ph.D. program from 2004 until her graduation in 2009. She is now a Post Doctoral Associate in the Department of Occupational Therapy - College of Public Health and Health Professions. Her doctoral research, as part of a National Institutes of Health/ National Institute on Aging study led by Dr. Classen (PI), focused on development of a driving self-report for older adults. During graduate studies Sandra participated in research and received training on evidence-based literature reviews, public health, and quantitative as well as qualitative research methods. Her research interests include behavioral assessment and interventions for driving safety, and qualitative research on social factors influencing driving safety. As part of the Institute for Mobility, Activity and Participation, she had the opportunity to co-author peer-reviewed manuscripts, give inter(national) conference presentations and develop grant writing skills.