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Fellow of ACRM


The ACRM Fellows Committee and Board of Governors are pleased to recognize Dr. Christina Papadomintriou for her outstanding record of professional service to ACRM and for the nationally significant contributions she has made to the field of medical rehabilitation by conferring on her the designation of ACRM Fellow.


Please join them in congratulating Dr. Papadomintriou. She will be recognized for her service and achievement at the The ACRM Gala, during the ACRM 2024 Annual Conference (ticketed event). All registered attendees are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Christina conducts field-based human subject research using interdisciplinary training in sociology and health services research. She uses an equity-based hermeneutic approach to make invisible positions and experiences visible to develop inclusive and collaborative rehabilitation practices and assessments that can lead to greater shared benefits for those we serve. Her scholarship aims to explicate all types of assumptions that we take for granted about what it means to live with disability in society. This requires rethinking disability-related medical rehabilitation. Among her most cited work, and the work that has drawn the most international attention, include these efforts to conceptually expand our understanding of disability rehabilitation and challenge taken-for-granted assumptions. The concepts of en-wheeling, temporal and existential disruption, combine philosophy and social science perspectives to suggest that disability is part of human diversity and that our professional and disciplinary blinders prevent us from treating persons with disabilities as fully human and result in our missing important aspects of their post-injury recovery and re-habituation. With a group of scholars, practitioners, and care partners, she is co-developing a relationship-centered assessment for persons who need high level of support due to cognitive disabilities. She also studies peer navigation to improve health and healthcare outcomes and community participation for persons with physical disabilities in the USA.

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