APHA Disability Section Student Webinar Series

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: webinar

The Student Committee of Disability Section of the American Public Health Association will be conducting a new student run webinar series that provides students the opportunity to promote learning, provide an opportunity for students to present their research to a national audience, and to network with the leaders in the disability field throughout the year!

This first webinar focuses on health promotion and physical activity for individuals with disabilities. The presenters and the topics of this webinar include:

Vijay Vasudevan is a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago in Disability Studies with a concentration in health promotion. He will be discussing the current state of questionnaires measuring barriers to physical activity and the development of a new questionnaire measuring barriers to physical activity within an ecological framework.

Alicia Dixon- Ibarra is a PhD candidate at Oregon State University in the Movement Studies in Disability program and MPH student in epidemiology. She will discuss her research on the development of a health promotion program designed for individuals living in a group home setting. She will provide an overview of the program developmental phases and focus group results from key stakeholders in the group home setting (i.e., residents with ID, support staff, and program coordinators).

Kerri A. Vanderbom is a PhD candidate at Oregon State University in the movement Studies in Disability program. She will discuss the importance of improving health for individuals with spina bifida and her research about conducting a physical activity needs assessment for adults with spina bifida, including preliminary results.

Moderator: Charles Drum, PhD, MPA
Dr. Charles Drum is the Director of the Institute on Disability and Professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of New Hampshire. He also serves as Chair-elect for the Disability Section of the American Public Health Association.