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female deaf workers, (2) social movements in the deaf and disability communities, and (3) disability policy issues both in the United States and internationally. She coauthored the book Deaf President Now: The 1988 Revolution at Gallaudet University, and she has published a number of articles and made many professional presentations on her research topics of interest. She is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Disability, Development, and Education, and is a past president and board member of the Society for Disability Studies.
CAROLYN BAUM is the Elias Michael Director and Assistant Professor for Occupational Therapy and Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Baum has served as President of the American Occupational Therapy Association and as President of the American Occupational Therapy Certification Board, and she has recently completed a term at the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research at the National Institutes of Health and on the McDonnel Science Foundation Task Force for Improving Cognitive Rehabilitation. Her research is on the relationship of activity and function in persons with cognitive impairment and chronic disease. She heads an interdisciplinary faculty that is contributing knowledge and training clinicians and rehabilitation scientists in developmental neuroscience, work performance and occupational competency, and aging and performance to understand the personal and environmental factors that contribute to the performance of everyday life.
FAYE BELGRAVE is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Applied Social Psychology Program at George Washington University. Dr. Belgrave has conducted research in the area of psychosocial aspects of disability and chronic illness for over 12 years. Dr. Belgrave has been the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on several grants (National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research) on psychosocial aspects related to disability and rehabilitation among ethnic minorities. She has published extensively in this area. Dr. Belgrave received her Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Maryland in 1982. Prior to coming to George Washington University, she was a Senior Research Associate at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C. Before that, she worked as a research associate at Howard University's Center for Sickle Cell Disease. Dr. Belgrave teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in social psychology and health psychology. She currently is on the editorial board of the Journal of Black Psychology and is an editorial consultant to several journals in the areas of disability and health. She is completing a book entitled Psychosocial Aspects of Disability and Chronic Illness Among African Americans. Dr. Belgrave received the American Psychological Association's Minority Fellowship