Leadership

Disability Forum becomes a Section in the American Public Health Association

 

The Disability Forum was started in 1988 as the Caucus on Disablement by a handful of professionals who were interested in moving disability-related issues into the spectrum of public health. Several years later the small Caucus evolved into a Forum, which enhanced its visibility within the structure of the largest public health organization in the world, the American Public Health Association (APHA). In 2007, under the leadership of Gloria Krahn, Disability Chair, and several members of the Executive Committee, a full fledged membership drive was undertaken to recruit the necessary number for becoming a Section, the largest division in APHA which was accomplished. This is an important victory for health professionals interested in disability because it provides our Section with greater visibility and credibility among a broad group of health professionals, and ensures that public health issues related to policy, advocacy, education, training and research will be more inclusive of the disability community. The goals of the Disability Section will be to increase awareness and knowledge of disability issues across all public health professionals and the general public; advise APHA on policy development relevant to the lives of people with disabilities; and secure well grounded interest in addressing the needs of the disability community in all public health related matters. Members of the Executive Committee are listed below.

 

Disability Section Council Address List 2013-2014

Past-Chair

H. Stephen Kaye, PhD

Associate Adjunct Professor

Institute for Health & Aging

University of California, San Francisco

3333 California Street, Suite 340

San Francisco, CA 94118

Phone: (415) 502-7266

Fax: (415) 502-5208

 

Chair

Anthony Cahill, PhD

Director, Division of Disability and Health Policy

University of New Mexico, School of Medicine

2300 Menaul Boulevard NE

Albuquerque, NM 87107

Phone: (505) 272-2990

Fax: (505) 272-9594

 

Chair-Elect

TBD

 

Program Chair

Anthony Cahill, PhD

Director, Division of Disability and Health Policy

University of New Mexico, School of Medicine

2300 Menaul Boulevard NE

Albuquerque, NM 87107

Phone: (505) 272-2990

Fax: (505) 272-9594

 

Program Chair-Elect

Monika Mitra, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Center for Health Policy and Research

University of Massachusetts Medical School

333 South Street

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 01545

Phone: (508) 856-3124/ (508) 856-8548

 

Communications Chair

Vijay Vasudevan, PhD

Department of Disability and Human Development

University of Illinois at Chicago

1640 W. Roosevelt Rd. M/C 626

Chicago, IL 60608

Phone: (312) 413-1535

 

Communications Student Co-Chair

David Dawley

DrPH student in Maternal and Child Health

College of Public Health at the

University of Arizona

 

Membership Chair

Susan J. Redmon RN MPH CCN CRRN

Program Manager

Florida Office on Disability & Health

Department of Health Services Management and Policy

College of Public Health & Health Professions

University of Florida

P. O. Box 100195

Gainesville, FL 32610-0195

Phone: (352) 273-5279/ (850) 245-4444 Ext *2961

Fax: (352) 273-6075

 

Membership Student Co-Chair

Natasha Spassiani

Disability Studies Program

Department of Disability and Human Development

University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Policy Chair

Barbara L. Kornblau, JD, OTR/L

Professor

Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences

Florida A&M University

1515 Jefferson Davis Hwy, #1110

Arlington, VA 22202

Phone: (305)778-0002

 

Awards Chair

Adriane Griffen, MPH, MCHES

Project Director, CDC Cooperative Agreement

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1000

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Phone: (301) 588-8252 x208

Fax: (301) 588-2842 

 

Awards Student Co-Chair

TBN

 

Treasurer

Amanda Reichard, PhD

Assistant Research Professor

UNH Institute on Disability

10 West Edge Drive

Suite 101

Durham, NH 03824

Phone: (603) 862-4320

Fax: (603) 862-0555

 

Treasurer Student Co-Chair

Henan Li 

Department of Disability and Human Development (M/C 626)

University of Illinois at Chicago

1640 West Roosevelt Rd. Room 712

Chicago, IL  60608-6904

 

Secretary

Meg Ann Traci, PhD

Project Director

The Montana Disability and Health Program

The University of Montana Rural Institute: A Center for Excellence in Disabilities Education, Research and Services

52 Corbin Hall

Missoula, MT 59812-7056

(888) 268-2743 Toll-free, RTC Main Office

(406) 243-4956 Meg’s Office

(406) 243-2349 Fax

http://mtdh.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/ 

 

Secretary Student Co-Chair

Helen Russette

Graduate Student Assistant, Masters Candidate in Public Health

The Montana Disability and Health Program

52 Corbin Hall

Missoula, MT 59812

Office: 406.243.2966

Fax: 406.243.2349

 

Student Liaisons

Mara Nery

PhD Student in Movement Studies in Disability

College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Oregon State University

 

Jill Pawlowski

PhD Student in Movement Studies in Disability

College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Oregon State University

 

Student Liaison Student Co-Chair

TBN

 

Accessibility Liaison

Karl D. Cooper, JD

Project Associate

American Association on Health and Disability

110 N. Washington Street, Suite 328-J

Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: (301) 545-6140

Fax; (301) 545-6144

 

Accessibility Student Co-Chair

Teresa Moro

Ph.D Candidate

School of Social Service Administration

University of Chicago

 

General Council Representatives

Kiyoshi Yamaki, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Disability and Human Development

University of Illinois at Chicago

1640 W. Roosevelt Rd. M/C 626

Chicago, IL 60608

Phone: (312) 413-7860

Fax: (312) 355-4058

 

Scott M. Robertson, PhD

Member at U.S. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

Penn State University

State College, PA