Gail Chödrön, PhD

Waisman Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705-2280
 
Phone: 608-890-0145
Email: chodron@wisc.edu
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Last Updated: September 21, 2017

Gail Chödrön
 

Primary Activity Coordinators: Community Education Director
Specialty Resource Contacts: Act Early Ambassador
Act Early State Team Lead
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: LEND Training Director
 
Discipline(s): Family/Parent/Youth Advocacy
Interdisciplinary
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Humanities
& General Studies
Public Health
Human Development/Child Development
Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
 
AUCD Council Membership: Community Education Directors' Council
National Training Directors' Council
 
Research: early childhood, policy, developmental monitoring, early identification, family and community engagement, disability studies, public health
Education: PhD, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Vita/Bio

 

Gail Chodron 

WI LEND

Waisman Center  UCEDD

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI 53706

608-890-0145

chodron@wisc.edu

 

Training Director, Wisconsin Maternal and Child Health Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (WI LEND) Program, Waisman Center UCEDD, University of Wisconsin-Madison. July 1 2016-present.

CDC's Act Early Ambassador to Wisconsin, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. June 2011-present.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Ph.D., Social Science and Health Program, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

M.A., Social-Cultural Anthropology, University of Toronto.

Certificate, Maternal and Child Health Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (MCH LEND) Training Program, Waisman Center, University Center of Excellence for Development Disabilities, University of Wisconsin-Madison. August 2007–May 2008. 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Interdisciplinary Training Coordinator, Wisconsin Maternal and Child Health Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (WI LEND) Program, Waisman Center UCEDD, University of Wisconsin-Madison. July 1 2011-June 30 2016.

Training and Outreach Specialist, Waisman Center, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison. May 2008-June 2011.Served as Training and Outreach Coordinator for Wisconsin’s autism demonstration grant (CAAI funded) and represented both public health and family disciplines in WI LEND program.

Research Intern, Department of Community and Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. January 2005–January 2008.

Associate Lecturer, Department of Community and Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. January 2006–May 2007

Instructor, Department of Anthropology, University of Kansas. Spring 2004.

Research Consultant, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto. Sept 1999-Mar 2000.

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

2016-18 Co-Principal Investigator, "Wisconsin Care Integration Initiative," Health Services and Resources Administration, Maternal and Child Health. USD $1,260,000

2014-16 Principal Investigator, "WI-IN Partnership to Evaluate Use of LTSAE in Childcare Settings," National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. USD $400,000

2014-16 Principal Investigator, "Act Early Public Health Systems Initiative," Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. USD $20,000

2011-16 Principal Investigator, Act Early Ambassador, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USD $18,000

2012 Co-Investigator, Act Early State Systems Grant, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. USD $15,000

COMMITTEE WORK

Chair, Community Education and Dissemination Committee, Waisman Center UCEDD, University of Wisconsin- Madison. Member 2010-May 2011, co-Chair June 2011-February 2016, Chair March 2016-present.

Member, Healthy Children Committee, Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners. Jan 2011- present

State Lead, Act Early Region V Summit state team. Fall 2010-present.

Member, Special Education Advisory Council, Madison Metropolitan School District

Wisconsin Autism Diagnostic Requirements Workgroup. Fall 2010-Spring 2011

Member, Pre-Service Training Committee, Waisman Center UCEDD, UW-Madison. 2009-present.

Member, Integrated Management Team, Waisman Center UCEDD and WI Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs program projects on screening and early identification within the Medical Home, Department of Health Services. 2009-2014.

Autism: A Day with the Experts annual community conference planning group. 2009-present.

Member, Education Committee, Autism Society of Greater Madison, 2009-2012. Planning of educational workshops and content development.

Member, Steering Committee for the Wisconsin Community of Practice on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities .

Member, Wisconsin Interagency Planning Group of the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (NPDC-Autism). Feb–Mar 2008. Served as Waisman Center Trainee and parent representative on the advisory board for Wisconsin’s state partnership with the NPDC-Autism to develop a statewide professional development strategy.

Member, Kohl’s Safety Center Advisory Committee, American Family Children’s Hospital, 2008–09. Served as parent representative on advisory board regarding integrating needs of Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs into educational and product services in Hospital’s safety center.

 PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIPS

American Anthropological Association, Society for Medical Anthropology Society: Council on Infant and Child Health & Welfare Special Interest Group, Disability Research Special Interest Group

American Public Health Association, Disability Section

American Sociological Association, Disability and Society Section