Byron Lai, Ph.D, MS

  • Assistant Professor
    University of Alabama at Birmingham & Lakeshore Foundation Research Collaborative
    Children’s Hospital of Alabama

    Dr. Lai is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birimingham (UAB), within the Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. He has been conducting exercise research for people with disabilities for 8 years under the UAB / Lakeshore Foundation Research Collaborative. He completed his doctoral training and a postdoctoral fellowship at UAB, within the Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health Professions. He further completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine. He has over a decade of experience in clinical exercise training among various groups of people with physical and cognitive disabilities.

    Dr. Lai’s research interests focus on incorporating technology to provide enjoyable and accessible, evidence-┬Čbased exercise programs for people with disabilities. Areas of interest include active video gaming, wearable monitoring devices, mHealth, and therapeutic exercise with music.