Charles Drum, Ph.D., J.D.

Oregon Health & Science University UCEDD
Institute on Development & Disability
Oregon Health & Science University
707 SW Gaines St.
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503-494-8047
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Last Updated: October 28, 2009


Leadership: Principal Investigator
Specialty Resource Contacts: Secondary Conditions Prevention
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: RRTC on Health/Wellness for Persons with Long-term Disabilities, Director
Oregon Office on Disability & Health, Director
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership


Charles E. Drum JD, Ph.D. is the founding Director of the Center on Community Accessibility (CCA) and the Co-Director of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Health and Wellness at the Oregon Institute on Disability & Development, Child Development and Rehabilitation Center, and an Associate Professor of Pubilc Health and Prevention Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Drum earned his M.S. (Public Affairs) and J.D. (Law) from the University of Oregon, and Ph.D. from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. He has brought a range of projects to Oregon that have benefited Oregonians with intellectual and other disabilities including heath promotion workshops, ADA technical assistance and training, and a statewide conference promoting disability and health.

Dr. Drum is the author of more than 45 articles, reports, and monographs on disability issues, as well as seven curricula on disability, health, and wellness issues. He is the President of OHSU's Faculty Senate and serves on OHSU President Joseph Robertson's Executive Committee. Dr. Drum is also on the Board of Directors of the American Association on Health and Disability and the External Scientific Advisory Panel for the RRTC on Health Promotion for the Persons with Spinal Cord Injury. He is a past member of the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities and past-Policy Chair of the American Public Health Associations;s Disability Specialized Interest Group