Dr. Krista Best, is an Assistant Professor at Université Laval and a Research Scientist at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration (CIRRIS) in Quebec, Canada. As a Quebec Health Research Foundation (FRQS) Junior 1 scholar, she dedicates 90% of her time to her research program in mobility, assistive technology, and adapted physical activity.
Dr. Best completed a 4-year postdoctoral fellowship in Rehabilitation at Université Laval, funded by FRQS and the Craig H Neilsen Foundation to develop and evaluate a peer-led adapted physical activity program. As a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Vanier Scholar, Dr. Best completed a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of British Columbia to develop and evaluate a peer-led wheelchair skills training program. Both her MSc and BSc in Kinesiology were completed at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Dr. Best is an AGE-WELL HQP (a Canadian National Centre of Excellence focused on health aging), a research member of the Canadian Disability Participation Project, Treasurer for the Canadian National Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics, and is on the Wheelchair Skills Program editorial committee.
Friday, October 23, 2020
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EST