Clinical Research Scientist
John Morris, PhD, FACRM is a Senior Clinical Research Scientist and Director of Assistive Technology Research at Shepherd Center. His background and current research focuses on user needs and usability for product and service design, and development and testing of assistive and rehabilitation technology for people with all types of disability. He leads several R&D projects for mobile software applications and clinical interventions based on mainstream consumer technology platforms, and directs several research projects focusing on user needs and usability for product and service design, development and testing for the LiveWell Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Community Living, Health and Function (LiveWell RERC). In addition, he has served as operations director for the Wireless RERC and currently serve as operations director for the LiveWell RERC. These projects have resulted in peer-reviewed publications, regulatory filings, conference presentations, and training and education curricula. Prior to joining Shepherd Center, John worked for Oracle Corporation as a senior product development manager, designing and validating new and updated products and services. John also served as Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut, and has served in several leadership roles for the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), including serving currently as co-chair of the Technology Networking Group.