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Mentors

Each CLDR Pilot Awardee is required to have a Pilot Mentor whose primary role is to provide oversight and ensure grant resources are used appropriately. Mentors may choose to offer further assistance and guidance, but this is solely at their discretion.

Mentors and Collaborators

  • Soham Al Snih, MD, PhD

    University of Texas Medical Branch
    Research Areas: Disability obesity and chronic disease in older adults
  • Jacques G. Baillargeon, PhD

    University of Texas Medical Branch
    Research Areas: Comparative effectiveness research, cancer epidemiology, health services research
  • Nancy Baker, ScD, OTR/L

    Tufts University
    Research Areas: prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders
  • Lucy Ann Bilaver, PhD

    Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
    Research Areas: using administrative data for research, children with special health care needs
  • Philippa J. Clarke, PhD, MSc

    Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
    Research Areas: Disability, social epidemiology, population health
  • Kristen Dams-O'Connor, PhD

    Mount Sinai
    Research Areas: psychometric and statistical techniques to measure differences in trajectories of change among survivors of TBI
  • Rachel Deer, PhD

    University of Texas Medical Branch
    Research Areas: Clinical trial interventions, functional recovery from hospitalization, sarcopenia, nutrition
  • Brian Downer, PhD

    University of Texas Medical Branch
    Research Areas: Cognitive aging, risk factors for dementia and cognitive decline, minority aging
  • Karl Eschbach, PhD

    University of Texas Medical Branch
    Research Areas: Immigration and border health, Hispanic health and aging
  • Steven R. Fisher, PhD, PT, GCS

    University of Texas Medical Branch
    Research Areas: physical functioning of older adult clinical populations
  • James E. Graham, PhD, DC

    Colorado State University
    Research Areas: Rehabilitation outcomes, disabilities disparities, and quality indicators
  • Carri Hand, PhD

    Western University School of Occupational Therapy
    Research Areas: occupational performance and participation in older adults; age-friendly communities; aging in place
  • Bret Howrey, PhD

    University of Texas Medical Branch
    Research Areas: Health of our older population with an emphasis on health care utilization and health disparities
  • Amol Karmarkar, PhD

    University of Texas Medical Branch
    Research Areas: Rehabilitation outcomes, analysis of large datasets
  • Mary Khetani, ScD, OTR/L

    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Research Areas: advancing client-centered and participation-focused pediatric rehabilitation
  • Jake Magel, DSc, PhD

    University of Utah
    Research Areas:Management of low back pain, disability, and rehabilitation outcomes
  • Kyriakos Markides, PhD

    University of Texas Medical Branch
    Research Areas: Hispanic aging and minority health
  • Susan L. Murphy, ScD, OTR

    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Michigan
    Research Areas: Physical activity and other health behaviors to promote self-management of chronic disease
  • Ryan McGrath, PhD

    North Dakota State University
    Research Areas: Frailty and Aging, Physical Activity and Health for Persons with Disabilities, Disability Prevention
  • Ken Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR

    University of Texas Medical Branch
    Research Areas: Functional outcomes in medical rehabilitation
  • Monique Pappadis, MEd, PhD

    University of Texas Medical Branch
    Research Areas: Ethnic minority health and behavioral health disparities; Psychosocial adjustment to disability
  • M. Kristen Peek, PhD

    University of Texas Medical Branch
    Research Areas: Minority health and aging, disability and acculturation
  • Mark Peterson, PhD

    University of Michigan
    Research Areas: understanding factors that influence health and life expectancy in persons with disabilities
  • Amy Pienta, PhD

    ICPSR, University of Michigan
    Research Areas: Social aspects of later life retirement, chronic disease, and disability
  • Mukaila Raji, MD, MS

    University of Texas Medical Branch
    Research Areas: Cognitive function, disability and dementia in older adults
  • Timothy Reistetter, PhD, OTR

    University of Texas San Antonio
    Research Areas: Upper extremity movement and function, spasticity and movement disorders, neurorehabilitation, TBI
  • Sarah von Schrader, PhD

    Employment & Disability Institute, Cornell University
    Research Areas: Employer practices related to employer success in recruiting, hiring, and advancing individuals with disabilities
  • Denise Tate, PhD

    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Michigan
    Research Areas: Spinal cord injury, measurement, women w/ disabilities, quality of life outcomes

The CLDR is funded by the National Institutes of Health (grant# P2CHD065702). See About Us for more details.

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