Health Services Research



James Graham

Natalie Leland

The former ACRM Health Policy Networking Group has evolved into the new Health Services Research Networking Group led by Chair, Dr. James E. Graham and Chair-Elect, Dr. Natalie Leland. 

This is a great time to get involved in this growing group to help identify opportunities they will pursue, recruit colleagues in the field, or step into a leadership role as chair of a task force.

Contact the Health Services Research Networking Group Chair, Dr. James Graham, to learn more and get involved.


“How does ACRM Influence Public Policy?"

Gary Ulicny, PhD, FACRM
President & CEO, GRU Health Care


Executive Committee

James GrahamCHAIR

James E. Graham, PhD, DC
Associate Professor & Director, Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program
University of Texas Medical Branch



Natalie LelandCHAIR-ELECT

Natalie Leland, PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA
Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
Division of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy



Addie MiddletonSECRETARY

Addie Middleton, PhD, DPT
Research Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Therapy, College of Health Professions
Medical University of South Carolina


How to Join

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Facilitate collaboration and increase the scope and effectiveness of rehabilitation-relevant health services research.



To leverage our expertise as rehabilitation professionals to conduct, promote, and disseminate rehabilitation-relevant health services research that directly informs how rehabilitation services are organized, delivered, evaluated, and reimbursed. Together, we can provide the quality evidence that gives rehabilitation a strong voice during these transformative times.



  1. Increase capacity for conducting and disseminating rehabilitation-relevant health services research.
  2. Conduct timely, policy-relevant projects that demonstrate the value of rehabilitative care and inform decision-making.

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