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David B Gray, PhD

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Occupational Therapy and Neurology
4444 Forest Park Ave.
Campus Box 8505
St. Louis, MO 63108

David B. GrayDavid B. Gray, MA, PhD, FAPA, is a community-based rehabilitation scientist and professor of Occupational Therapy and Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He was active in developing the Participation and Environment components of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). He was the Deputy Director of the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research at the National Institutes of Health from 1990 through 1995. From 1986 to 1987, he was the Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research at the U.S. Department of Education.https://communityparticipation.wustl.edu/

Dr. Gray’s research involves understanding the various factors that influence community participation by people with disabilities. His work covers: 1) developing and testing subjective and objective measures of participation in context by people with mobility impairments; 2) developing person specific interventions (exercise, personal assistance, assistive technologies) for the purpose of increasing community participation by people with mobility, visual, auditory and intellectual impairments; 3) assessing environmental receptivity for people with disabilities; 4) implementing community engagement initiatives to improve community receptivity for people with impairments using the participation in context surveys as outcome measures; 5) studying characteristics of people with disabilities who work and the receptivity of their work environments; and 6) developing and testing devices that improve the lives of people with disabilities.

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