Assistant Professor, Research Scientist
Dr. Krista Best is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Université Laval and a Quebec Health Research Foundation Junior 1 Scholar at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration in Quebec, Canada. She dedicates 90% of her time to her research in mobility, social participation and adapted physical activity.
Dr. Best has expertise in developing and evaluating community-based wheelchair skills training programs for manual and power wheelchairs, including clinician-led, peer-led and mHealth approaches to training. As a Canada Vanier Scholar during her PhD, she published the first evidence for peer-led approaches to wheelchair training. While most of her research has focused on adults, she has recently begun to investigate best practices in children and youth.
A member of the Wheelchair Skills Program editorial committee since 2001, Dr. Best continues to work on the evolution of the Wheelchair Skills Program. She is on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Nationals Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics, and Associate Editor for the Assistive Technology Journal, and will lead the Quebec Network for Research in Aging group on Rehabilitation and Gerontechnology.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
1:55 PM – 3:10 PM ET