MNG’s Nominating Committee, composed of chair, Allen Heinemann, and members Ann Guernon, Marcel Post, and Dale Strasser, selected two candidates for the MNG Chair Elect and Awards Committee Chair positions. We are pleased that four well qualified candidates with a history of involvement in ACRM and MNG are willing to serve. You will receive an emailed link to the ballot soon. We encourage all MNG members to vote and have a voice in the leadership of MNG.
Noelle Carlozzi, PhD, is the director of the Center for Clinical Outcomes Development and Application in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at the University of Michigan Medical School. She obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Oklahoma State University and completed an Internship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and the Department of Veterans Affairs Consortium, a Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship at MUSC, and a Research Fellowship at Indiana University. Her research focuses on outcomes measurement development and the examination of psychometric properties of standardized tests. She has expertise in computer adaptive test development using item response theory methods and cognitive test development. She has established herself as leader in measurement development and application through her role as the Director of the Center for Clinical Outcomes Development and Application at the University of Michigan.
James Graham, PhD, DC, is an associate professor and director of the PhD program in the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. He has been an active member of the ACRM for more than 10 years and is currently chair of the Health Services Research Taskforce within the Measurement Networking Group (MNG). Healthcare reform has brought measurement to the forefront. Previously academic constructs such as quality measures and patient-centered outcomes are now the rule rather than the exception. Disability and rehabilitation researchers have both the opportunity and obligation to contribute to these discussions by providing timely, rigorous measurement-related evidence. If elected Chair of the MNG, my goals will be to continue the traditions of Drs. Heinemann and Mallinson to promote interest and participation in measurement principles and projects among ACRM investigators.
Awards Officer Candidates
Feng-Hang (Sara) Chang, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Injury Prevention and Control at Taipei Medical University School of Public Health, after receiving her post-doctoral training in the Health and Disability Research Institute at Boston University during 2013-2014. Dr. Chang has a clinical background in occupational therapy. Her areas of interest include research focusing on rehabilitation outcome measurement development and validation, prevention of disability, and investigating community participation and societal disparity in people with disabilities. Dr. Chang serves as a Principle Investigator on several large research projects related to investigating the functional outcomes among rehabilitation patients at post-acute and chronic stages. She has published multiple peer-reviewed journal articles in health and rehabilitation fields and has been constantly presenting her research in the ACRM annual meetings every year since 2012.
Jan E. Nordvik, PhD is manager of The Regional Center of Knowledge Translation in Rehabilitation at Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital, in South-Eastern Norway. He is leading several knowledge translation projects including an ongoing implementation pilot of a Norwegian translation of the US’ patient reported outcome measure PROMIS profile form 57, across several patient group and diagnoses, and will perform a similar pilot for ADL-items related to the CMS’ IRF-PAI. The overall aim for these two pilots is to create a core data set for the regional rehabilitation services. Together with Jenni Moore PT, DHS, NCS at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Nordvik is organizing a knowledge translation project targeting EBP interventions and standardized outcome measures. Nordvik is a clinical psychologist trained at University of Sussex, UK, and University of Oslo, with a PhD in cognitive rehabilitation. Key areas of interest are quality and effectiveness of rehabilitation, knowledge translation and brain injury research.