UW Disability Equity

Heather Feldner, PT, PhD, PCS

Project PI, Assistant Professor- Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Core Faculty- Disability Studies Program

Pronouns: she, her, hers


Dr. Heather Feldner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, core faculty in the Disability Studies Program, and an Associate Director of the Center for Research and Education on Accessible Technology and Experiences (CREATE) at the University of Washington, in Seattle, WA. Her research centers on the design and implementation of mobility technology and its effects upon activity and participation within a variety of personal and environmental contexts, including how perceptions of disability and identity emerge and evolve through technology use. Her current work incorporates multidisciplinary, mixed methods approaches that draw from her background as a pediatric physical therapist, doctoral work in disability studies, and postdoctoral research in user-centered rehabilitation and design in mechanical engineering. Heather has presented her work nationally and internationally and has received research funding from institutions such as the NIH, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, University of Washington, and Microsoft.