251014 Rehabilitation research to inform public health

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 12:30 PM

Michael Weinrich, MD , Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development, Director, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, Rockville, MD
Dr. Weinrich will describe NCMRR's program in rehabilitation research and its impact on public health policy, especially in regard to people with disabilities and/or chronic medical health outcomes. Opportunities for support of rehabilitation research projects by public health researchers will be discussed, including the following: assessing the efficacy and outcomes to medical rehabilitation therapies and practices, developing more precise methods of measuring impairments, disabilities, and societal and functional limitations, and training research scientists in the field of rehabilitation.

Learning Areas:
Basic medical science applied in public health
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe the three priorities of the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research that may intersect with the research interests of public health scientists.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified because I am responsible for the administration of the National Center on Medical Rehabilitation Research. My research has focused on applications of computer technology to problems in rehabilitation, and on health policy for vulnerable populations. I am trained in neurology and in neurophysiology.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.