Ian Rice is currently an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  My research focuses on maximizing participation and quality of life in persons with mobility limitations, through the investigation of strategies to mitigate and prevent disability-specific secondary health complications. With foundations in occupational therapy, biomechanics, and rehabilitation science, my research specifically targets wheelchair propulsion, physical activity promotion, upper limb health, and adapted sports.   Dr. Rice is also a two-time Paralympian in the sport of wheelchair racing (2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens), and has competed in over 100 marathons across the world in both racing and hand-cycling divisions.