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Charles Drum, MPA, JD, PhD

University of New Hampshire
Director, Institute on Disability
Professor, Health Policy and Management
10 West Edge Drive, Suite 101
Durham, NH 03824

Charles Drum

Charles E. Drum, MPA, JD, PhD, is the director of the Institute on Disability and professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Drum is a nationally recognized expert in disability and health, and has also participated in disability projects in areas including community development, consumer empowerment, knowledge translation, accessibility, employment, maltreatment and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

He was the founding director of the Center on Community Accessibility at Oregon Health & Science University. He is a widely published author including numerous journal articles, reports, book chapters and training curricula, and he is the lead editor of the first textbook on disability and public health, which was co-published in 2009 by the American Public Health Association and the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. His honors and awards include the National Distinguished Disability Research Award, presented in 2009 at the Southwest Conference on Disabilities. 

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