Jennifer Rowland received a BA in English and a BS in journalism from the University of Kansas, and went on to earn an MS in Community Health Education and Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University. Ms. Rowland has worked as a Physical Therapist in long-term care nursing facilities and home health agencies for the past six years, and joined the RTC/ILas a PhD student in the Department of Human Development and Family Life. Ms. SHe was concurrently enrolled in the MPH (Masters of Public Health) Program at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Dr. Rowland’s research interests are focused on increasing functional independence for individuals with disabilities and chronic illness. She is currently the Research Coordinator for the RISC Project, which is studying the effectiveness of a web-based computer program designed to predict secondary conditions among individuals with spinal cord injuries.
In addition to these research interests, Ms. Rowland also hopes to gain research knowledge in health promotion and patient education, and to develop effective facilitation programs in these areas.