Roger O. Smith, Ph.D, O.T., FAOTA, RESNA Fellow

Professor; Director, Rehabilitation Research Design and Disability (R2D2) Center
College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Smith's research focuses on measurement related to disability and the application of assistive technology and universal design. In measurement, Smith examines assessments to determine their reliability and validity in use. He has created a software based evaluation system that uses a branching question structure called Trichotomous Tailored Subranching Scoring). One component of Smith's current research specifically investigates the effectiveness of assistive technology and universal design interventions on the lives of people with disabilities. Smith directs several federally funded projects. Smith has served as primary author and director for more than 30 grant and contract awards of over 8 million dollars of extramural sponsored research and training programs. These projects have supported many dozens of students in assistive technology training and in research support positions.

See the Rehabilitation Research Design and Disability (R2D2) Center website for more information about current projects.

The R2D2 Center provides an interdisciplinary home for basic research, applied research and development, as well as innovative instruction related to technology and disability.