Who We Are
Dr. Chungyi (Chung-Yi) Chiu, Ph.D., CRC, LPC
Dr. Chung-Yi Chiu completed her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology with a minor in Educational Psychology Statistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy at National Taiwan University, and her Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy at Chang Gung University. Additionally, Dr. Chiu is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has conducted several theory/model-driven studies with three main research themes: health promotion, psychosocial adjustment to disability and chronic illness, and social participation. Her overarching research goals are to understand how people with disability and chronic illness (PwDC) live healthy, meaningful, and productive lives; to know why PwDC have barriers and challenges when pursuing physical, mental, and social well-being; and to study how to improve PwDC's well-being and quality of life.
Alicia Jones, M.S.
Alicia is a doctoral student studying Kinesiology who completed her Master’s degree in Kinesiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at Eastern Illinois University with a concentration in Exercise Science. One of her research areas of interest is how exercise can improve the mental health and quality of life of those with and without disability.
Kortney is a master’s student studying Community Health. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a concentration in Rehabilitation. She is interested in utilizing collaborative research as a tool to improve the well-being of individuals in vulnerable populations.