The I-MAP Institute is currently comprised of three research labs. The I-MAP lab is led by Dr. Justin Mason and the research focus is driving and community mobility. The Youth and Young Adult Empowerment, Leadership, and Learning (YELL) lab is led by Dr. Jessica Kramer and focuses on tools and interventions to empower youth and young adults with developmental disabilities. The Healthy Aging and Functional Ability (HAFA) lab led by Dr. CJ Liu focuses on promoting health and preventing care dependency for older adults. Collectively these labs foster the I-MAP vision and mission.
We believe that age is just a number and promote healthy aging by helping older adults engage in activities that are valuable to their health and independence. Our research goal is to increase disability-free life expectancy for older adults by developing, testing, and implementing evidence-based programs.
The I-MAP Lab has a research focus on driving and community mobility and has developed tools and clinical services in this area.
The YELL Lab develops and evaluates tools and interventions that empower youth and young adults with developmental disabilities. Teams of youth and young adults with disabilities partner in all phases of the research process.