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Justin Mason, PhD

Post-Doctoral Associate View full CV Publications Google Scholar Profile Research Gate Profile Contact justinmason@phhp.ufl.edu (352) 273-6146 Biography Dr. Justin Mason is a Post-Doctoral Associate in the Department of Occupational Therapy in the…

UF & UAB’s Phase I Demonstration Study: Older Driver Experiences with Autonomous Vehicle Technology

The University of Florida’s Institute for Mobility, Activity and Participation is working in collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the City of Gainesville to study the implications of integrating autonomous vehicle technology. Phase 1 of the autonomous vehicle research will focus on the perception, values, beliefs and attitudes of drivers 65 years or older while utilizing a driving simulator and an autonomous vehicle.

Madeline Fezzie

Honors Student (2019) Mentor Sandra Winter, PhD, OTR/L Project Title TBD Biography Ms. Fezzie is a senior in the Bachelor of Health Science program. She is currently working with Dr. Sherrilene Classen and Dr. Sandra Winter on the project: Benefits of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems for Older Drivers:…

Kasey Clark

Honors Student (2019) Mentor Sandra Winter, PhD, OTR/L Project Title TBD Biography Ms. Clark is an honors student in the Bachelor of Health Science program. She is working with Dr. Sherrilene Classen and Dr. Sandra Winter on the DOD funded project: Effectiveness of a Driving Intervention on Safe Community Mobility…

University of Florida launches SmartDrive Rehabilitation

The University of Florida Department of Occupational Therapy launched a new driving rehabilitation program, SmartDrive, in July 2018. The clinic is located in the Smart House at Oak Hammock, a UF affiliated continuing care retirement community. The house features technology to support aging, and has a state-of-the-art simulator lab.

I-MAP PhD Student Places Second for Levitt Award

The Institute for Learning Retirement partnered with the University of Florida at Oak Hammock Retirement Community to hold the 8thAnnual Student Research on Aging Exposition in March. Undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows were invited to present their research on adult development and aging. This event consisted…

Classen Contributes to National Blueprint

Dr. Sherrilene Classen has participated with Canadian colleagues in a new National Blueprint for injury prevention in drivers with arthritis, launched as a guiding document for teams interested in advancing research, training curricula, practices and policies to support drivers with arthritis. This blueprint is directed towards the health…

Pre-conference Workshop at Annual Transportation Research Board’s 2018 Conference

Dr. Sherrilene Classen co-presided with Dr. Don Fisher over a Transportation Research Board scientific session in Washington, DC, on Sunday Jan 7. The session, entitled “Fitness to Drive: The Role of Driving Simulators,” showcased great presentations on older drivers with and without dementia, teen drivers with and without ADHD,…