On Friday, March 2, Temple University’s College of Public Health will host a talk given by Dr. James Rimmer, director of the Lakeshore Foundation and the University of Alabama-Birmingham Research Collaborative, as part of the college’s Dean’s Seminar Series. In the talk, “Solving One of Public Health’s Most Significant Crises: Disability Inclusion,” Dr. Rimmer will identify the major health disparities in people with disabilities, explore issues associated with access and inclusion, and explain a new model for promoting community health inclusion across public health sectors. The event is free and open to the public.
For more than 25 years, Dr. Rimmer has worked on health promotion programs for people with disabilities. He is director of the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability and the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Interactive Exercise Technologies and Exercise Physiology for People with Disabilities. In 2008, he was appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He was one of 13 members selected to the Department of Health and Human Services Physical Activity Scientific Advisory Committee, and he serves on the advisory board at the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research at NIH.
Formed in recognition of the College’s recent accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health, the Dean’s Seminar Series brings internationally renowned scholars and practitioners to campus for discussions on pressing issues facing an ever-expanding field of public health.
The final lecture in the Dean’s Seminar Series for the 2017-2018 academic year will be delivered by Dr. Sandro Galea, Robert A. Knox Professor and dean at the Boston University School of Public Health, on March 23.