Consumer Engagement & Research Translation Committee
The purpose of the committee is to provide guidance, develop policies and programs that will be submitted to the ACRM BOG and/or appropriate ACRM Committee to promote the goal of consumer engagement and align with the mission and vision of ACRM of promoting development of, participation in, and translation of rehabilitation research to increase relevance of ACRM activities and initiatives to meet the needs of stakeholders across communities (disability, healthcare, industry, policy communities).
Risa Nakase-Richardson, PhD, FACRM
James A. Haley VA Hospital
College of Medicine, University of South Florida
Christina Papadimitriou, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences and the Department of Sociology
- Promote consumer engagement across the communities of ACRM
- Promote research translation that addresses consumer needs
- Formalized committee name, mission statement, and meeting schedule. Chairs selected by the ACRM President.
- Prioritized first consumer group targeted for engagement activities (consumers with disability and their caregivers; advocacy groups for consumers with disability and their caregivers)