Charles Drum, JD, PhD

Oregon Health & Science University
Center on Community Accessibility
PO Box 574
Portland ORUSA

Biographical Sketch:
Charles E. Drum, MPA, JD, PhD Charles E. Drum MPA, JD, PhD, is the Assistant Director for Public Health, Community Outreach and Policy at the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), founding director of the Center on Community Accessibility at OHSU, and an Associate Professor of Public Health and Prevention Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. In addition, Dr. Drum provides directive administrative oversight over the Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (OCCYSHN) -- Oregonís Title V program for children with special health care needs. Dr. Drum is a national recognized expert in disability and health issues, and he has also participated in disability projects in areas such as child and adult maltreatment, community development, consumer empowerment, tobacco control, knowledge translation, accessibility, employment. Dr. Drum is the author of more than 60 articles, reports, and chapters on disability issues, seven training curricula. Among other honors and awards, in 2009, he received the National Distinguished Disability Researcher Award at the Southwest Conference on Disabilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In January 2011, he will become director of the Institute on Disabiilty at the University of New Hampshire and Professor of Health Management and Policy.