Donald Lollar, EdD, to Assume Leadership of Oregon Institute on Disability and Development (OR UCEDD/LEND)

October 12, 2009

The Oregon Institute on Disability and Development is excited to announce that Dr. Donald Lollar has accepted the position of Associate Director of Academic Affairs at the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center and will become the PI of OIDD.  Dr. Lollar will join OIDD in January 2010.  Dr. Lollar is currently a Senior Research Scientist at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  He is also currently serving as Visiting Professor in the School of Medicine, Occupational Therapy program at Washington University in Missouri.  Dr. Lollar received his graduate degrees (MS and EdD) in Rehabilitation Counseling at Indiana University.  He was a practicing psychologist for 25 years in states of Maine, Kentucky, and Georgia before being recruited to the CDC 13 years ago.  He has 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).  OIDD is looking forward to increased collaboration across the network under Dr. Lollar's direction.