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Brittany Perez

Photograph of Jonathan and his fiance, Nicole

Director of Outreach and Engagement


Brittany Perez, OTD, OTR/L is an occupational therapist and Director of Outreach and Engagement at the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA) at the University at Buffalo in the School of Architecture and Planning. She earned her Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, with a research focus on universal design and social participation, and a she earned her B.S. in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis.

At the IDeA Center, Ms. Perez coordinates product and environment usability studies and leads efforts for outreach and community engagement. She coordinates interdisciplinary research activities on both the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design in the Built Environment (RERC-UD) and the RERC on Accessible Public Transportation (RERC-APT) at the Center.

Ms. Perez co-founded and co-directs the Age Friendly Erie County initiative, a collaborative community-based effort working to build creative partnerships for a more inclusive Western New York. Brittany is the Assistant Director for Community Outreach in the University at Buffalo’s Center for Successful Aging, and is an adjunct instructor in the department of occupational therapy.

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