Don Lollar, EdD

Oregon Health & Science University UCEDD
Institute on Development & Disability
Oregon Health & Science University
707 SW Gaines St.
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503-494-8364
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Last Updated: January 24, 2018


Leadership: UCEDD Director
Discipline Coordinators: Health Administration
Specialty Resource Contacts: Disability,
Public Health,
Child & Adolescent Health,
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: LEND Training Coordinator Health Administration, Public Health;
The University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD);
Using the ICF-CY to Guide Communication Instruction for AAC Users
Discipline(s): Psychology
Public Health
Health Administration
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Research and Evaluation
No Council Membership
Research: Disability
Public Health
Child & Adolescent Health
Education: Ed.D. Indiana University Rehabilitation Counseling
M.S. Indiana University Rehabilitation Counseling
B.S. Memphis State University Education
Service: American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
American Psychological Association
American Public Health Association
Association for the Care of Children's Health, Life Member


Dr. Lollar assumed the position of Director, OHSU University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and Associate Director of CDRC for Academic Affairs in January 2010. He also has a faculty appointment in OHSU's Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

Prior to joining our team, he was a Senior Research Scientist at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. He served in a variety of leadership positions at the CDC including directing the Office on Disability and Health and the Office of Extramural Research.

He is a nationally recognized expert in the areas of disability and health and particularly in the prevention of secondary conditions and health promotion, and the development and implementation of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). His accomplishments have been acknowledged by the American Academy of Pediatrics (Distinguished Service Citation) and the American Public Health Association (Outstanding Leadership Award).

His most recent writings include editing two books - Launching into Adulthood: an integrated response to support transition of youth with chronic health conditions and disabilities and Public Health Perspectives on Disability: Epidemiology to Ethics and beyond, as well as published articles in the journals Rehabilitation Psychology and Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Dr. Lollar received his graduate degrees (MS and EdD) in Rehabilitation Counseling from Indiana University. He was a practicing licensed psychologist for 25 years in the states of Maine, Kentucky, and Georgia before being recruited to the CDC in 1996.

Recent Peer-reviewed Publications:

Lollar, D.J., Hartzell, M.S., & Evans, M.A.(2012). Functional Difficulties and Health Conditions Among Children With Special Health Needs. Pediatrics, 129(3), e714-e723. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-0780

Simeonsson, R.J., Bjorck-Akesson, E., Lollar, D.J. (2012). Communication, Disability, and the ICF-CY. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 28(1), 3-10. DOI: 10.3109/07434618.2011.65382 

Phelps, R.A., Pinter, J.D., Lollar, D.J., J. Guthrie Medlen, C. D. Bethell. (2012). Health Care Needs of Children With Down Syndrome and Impact of Health System Performance on Children and Their Families. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 33(3), 1-7. 10.1097/DBP.0b013e3182452dd8

Grosse, S., Lollar, D.J., Campbell, V.A., and Chamie, M. (2009). Disability and disability-adusted life years: not the same. Public Health Reports, 124(2), 197-202.

Van Naarden, K.B., Yeargin-Allsopp, M., and Lollar, D.J. (2009). Activity limitations among young adults with developmental disabilities: A population-based follow-up study. Research In Developmental Disabilities, 30(1), 179-191. [Epub ahead of print]

Lollar, D.J. (2008). Rehabilitation psychology and public health: commonalities, barriers, and bridges. Rehabilitation Psychology, 53(2).

Jones, S.E. and Lollar, D.J. (2008). Relationship between physical disabilities or long-term health problems and health risk behaviors or conditions among US high school students. Journal of School Health, 78, 252-257.

Lollar, D.J. (2008). Function, impairment, and long-term outcomes in children with ADHD and how to measure them. Psychiatric Annals, 15-33.

Lollar, D.J. (2008). Function, impairment, and long-term outcomes in children with ADHD and how to measure them. Pediatric Annals, 28-36.

Lollar, Donald. (Ed.). (2010). Launching into Adulthood. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Lollar, Donald J. (Ed.). (1994). Preventing Secondary Conditions Associated with Spina Bifida or Cerebral Palsy. Proceedings and Recommendations of a Symposium, Feb. 17-19, 1994. Crystal City, Va. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Publication. Spina Bifida Association of America, Washington, DC.

Book Chapters: 

Lollar, D.J. and Talley, R.C. (2009). Mental health and caregiving: an integrated perspective. In Talley, R.C., Fricchione, G.L., and Druss, B.G. Mental Health Caregiving. 

Lollar, D.J. and Andresen, Elena. (2010). Introduction and Overview. In Public Health and Disability: Emerging Academic Partners. New York: Springer Press. 

Lollar, D.J. (2009). People with disabilities. In Oxford Textbook of Public Health, 5th Edition. Oxford, England: Oxford Press.

Crews, J.E. and Lollar, D.J. (2008). The public health dimensions of disability. In Heggenhougen, K. and Quah, S. (eds). International Encyclopedia of Public Health: Volume 5. (p. 422-432). San Diego: Academy Press.




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