Laura Andrea Prieto

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Laura Andrea Prieto is a third-year doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin Madison and a proud WCER fellow. Her research focus is adapted physical activity and dance for people with disabilities, specifically for older adults with disabilities. Her research aims are to develop dyadic and family-based physical activity interventions for older adults with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. She has taught and worked with adults and children with disabilities in community centers, schools, and dance studios to promote active lifestyles through movement. Currently, Laura works with Dr. Luis Columna designing and implementing physical activity interventions for children with autism and their families through the Fit Families program.