Rachel Logue, a doctoral student in the Movement Science program in the School of Kinesiology, is interested in research that involves collaboration across disciplines and an intersectional approach to create the most effective outcomes. Her dissertation research focuses on how to improve hand function in older adults. As the size of the population of adults over 65 is going to increase dramatically, hand function is an area that doesn’t get a lot of attention in older adult populations, but the hands are crucial for performing everyday activities and remaining independent. Rachel’s goal is to find simple, cost-effective, and efficient ways for older adults to improve and maintain hand function on their own. The focus of her dissertation is the design, implementation, and efficacy of a home training program for older adults. She plans to combine elements of Kinesiology and implementation science to bridge evidence-based practice in Kinesiology with improved outcomes in everyday life. Rachel is also interested in learning more about data science and big data sets. As more health information is available electronically, more research involves big data and she hopes to learn some basic tools for managing and analyzing data through the Precision Health Certificate program.