Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Sciences
Dr. Chukoskie is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement, and Rehabilitation Science in the Bouvé College of Health, and the Games Program in the College of Arts, Media, and Design at Northeastern University. Her lab develops sensor-enabled experiences for assessment, intervention, and education, especially for individuals with developmental differences. She enjoys collaborating broadly with clinicians, engineers, and educators to expand the interdisciplinary reach of her work. Her research on gaze-driven video games for intervention and assessment has been funded by NIH for children on the autism spectrum and older adults experiencing cognitive decline.
Dr. Chukoskie has translated her training in the NSF-funded Science of Learning Centers into practice by applying active learning principles both in classes and in the internship program she leads for neurodiverse young adults. The internship program is part of an NSF Future of Work project she leads as PI that also seeks to develop AR, VR and game-based tools to help neurodiverse individuals practice soft skills needed to be successful in a workplace environment.
Dr. Chukoskie co-founded BrainLeap Technologies in 2017 and serves as acting Chief Science Officer. The company was founded to make the attention training games she developed at UC San Diego broadly available to the public. BrainLeap has won Phase I and II NSF SBIR awards and is seeking to change the way attention challenges are addressed by working through schools and directly with families.