Dr. Fakolade’s research in Providence Care focuses on rehabilitation outcomes in persons with multiple sclerosis and older adults. The overarching goal of her research program is to support active and healthy living among families of people affected by physical disabilities (inclusive of the person with the disability). Her research has a dual focus on understanding the impact of disability on both care-recipients and their family caregivers, and implementing appropriate intervention strategies to promote their collective wellbeing. Her current lines of research include:
- Characterizing factors influencing care-recipients’ and caregivers wellness needs, outcomes, and experiences.
- Developing and evaluating theoretically-grounded wellness interventions to minimize disease impact and maximize health-related benefits among families affected by physical disabilities.
- Exploring the role of technology-supported tools for wellness programming targeting families of persons with disabilities.