Dr. William Miller’s research team consists of two Research Coordinators, one Research Assistant, and two Work Learn students.


IMG_1218Naomi Bartz-McCormick (MA, Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago)

Naomi McCormick received her Master’s Degree from the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago. She is currently a Research Coordinator in the Rehab Research Lab. Particularly interested in how people navigate social and political relations in contemporary urban spaces, she served as a research assistant for a MacArthur funded study from 2008-2010, examining the experiences of residents and stakeholders living in three mixed-income developments in Chicago. She also has a background in psychology, specifically on the challenges of stigmatization and related coping mechanisms.



Erica Digby (BSc, Biology, University of Idaho)

Erica Digby joined the Rehab Research Lab in April 2017 as a research coordinator for the CoPILOT study. She is also on Canada’s national track and field team and races the 5000m and 1500m. She hopes to do a Masters in Occupational Therapy in the future.






Colleen O’Melinn (BKin, University of British Columbia)

Colleen started at the Rehab Research Lab in September of 2015 as a Work Learn student. She recently completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology and transitioned into a research assistant position in August of 2017. She is very passionate about maintaining an active lifestyle and removing the barriers that prevent people from being active.






Geoffrey CharmGeoffrey Charm (Work Learn Student, University of British Columbia)

Geoffrey Charm joined the Rehab Research Lab in May of 2016 as a Work Learn Research Assistant.  He is in his 3rd year of undergrad at UBC studying human physiology and neuroscience.  He is interested in research pertaining to the physical and neurological repair of the human body.  His goal is to pursue a career in medicine as a researcher-practitioner in the field of rehabilitation sciences.






Megan Lai (Work Learn Student, University of British Columbia)

Megan Lai joined the Rehab Research Lab in May of 2017 as a Work Learn Research Assistant. She is in her 2nd year of her undergrad at UBC studying microbiology. Her goal is to contribute to research working towards improving the quality of life of those with physical disabilities and their caregivers, as well as other ways to better integrate them into the larger community.