Deborah Stienstra

Professor · University of Manitoba

author, researcher, advocate, speaker on inclusion, accessibility, gender-based analysis, disability policy, and global development

Disability Rights Disability Access and Advocate Gender analysis Women International Development

Suzanne Smeltzer, EdD, RN

Professor; Director of the Office of Nursing Research | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Dr. Smeltzer, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN is committed to improving care for individuals with disabilities.

Healthcare for the Disabled Disability Advocacy Nursing Research Healthcare for Vulnerable Populations Nursing Education

Phil Esposito

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Undergraduate Program Director Kinesiology · Texas Christian University

Phil Esposito researches interventions targeting health and developmental disparities in individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Interventions Targeting Health Disparities Intellectual Disabilities Developmental Disparities

Julia Hanigsberg

President and CEO · Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Champion for children and youth with disabilities & healthcare CEO. Expert speaker and leader on diversity, innovation and inclusion.

Disabilities Patient Centred Care Children's Health Leadership Women in Leadership

Endia Lindo

Associate Professor · Texas Christian University

Endia Lindo is an expert on teaching reading comprehension, research-based interventions and factors in student responsiveness.

Research Methods Reading Disabilities Special Education Instructional Strategies

Kathleen Martin Ginis

Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences · University of British Columbia

Mental health benefits of exercise | Body Image | Exercise behaviour change |Disability | Women | Knowledge Translation

Exercise Psychology Health Behaviour Change Exercise behaviour change Exercise and mental health Body Image

Sandra M. Chafouleas

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology · University of Connecticut

Professor Chafouleas is an expert on whole child, school mental health, behavioral assessment, and K12 tiered systems of support.

Multi-Tiered Frameworks Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model Social-Emotional-Behavioral Assessment School Mental Health Trauma-Informed Schools

Terese C. Aceves

Professor & Chair, Department of Specialized Programs in Professional Psychology | Co-Academic Program Director, School Psychology Program · Loyola Marymount University

Department of Specialized Programs in Professional Psychology

Supporting Low-Income, Diverse Families in Special Education Using Evidence-Based Practices with Culturally and Liguistically Diverse Students Investigating Early Home Literacy Practices with Latino Families Providing Assessment and Intervention of Early Reading Skills with English Language Learners

Linda Copel, PhD

Professor | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Dr. Copel, PhD, RN, CNS, BC, CNE, NCC, FAPA has extensive experience providing counseling in situations of familial and domestic violence.

Loneliness Bereavement Partner Abuse Mental Health Family Dynamics

Jamelia Morgan

Associate Professor of Law and Robert D. Glass Scholar · University of Connecticut

Jamelia Morgan is an expert in the development of disability as a legal category and how law shapes disability.

Human Rights Law Women in Prison Solitary Confinement Mass Incarceration Civil Rights

Corinne Kyriacou

Associate Professor of Health Professions · Hofstra University

Dr. Kyriacou studies public health challenges for the chronically ill. She was the Master of Public Health Program's founding director.

Health Care System Organization, Financing, Delivery and Reform Health and Aging Policy Public Health Leadership Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of Community Health Programs Integrated Care

Prof. Martin Knapp

Professor of Social Policy · Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics

Professor Knapp's research focuses on dementia, mental health, autism, long-term social care, and often incorporates economic perspectives

Long Term Care Dementia Community Care Policy Health Economics Health Policy

Sarah Douglas

Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies · Michigan State University

Expertise in early childhood special education, augmentative and alternative communication, and paraeducators

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Developmental Disabilities Early Intervention Autism Early Childhood Special Education

Jon Bauer, J.D.

Clinical Professor of Law · University of Connecticut

Expertise: Asylum and Refugee Law, Immigration Law, Employment and Housing Discrimination, and Legal Ethics

Asylum and Human Rights Employment and Housing Discrimination Asylum and Refugee Law Immigration Law Legal Ethics

Michael Faggella-Luby

Director of ANSERS Institute; Special Education · Texas Christian University

Michael Faggella-Luby helps educators to implement methods and instructional materials for students with and without disabilities.

Implementation of Specific Evidence-based Pedagogies and Interventions Identification of Critical Systemic Variables Associated with School Reform and Intervention Implementation Secondary and Post-Secondary Education Learning Disabilities A Systematic Review of Assessment Tools for Higher Ed and Disability

Regina Rahimi

Professor · Georgia Southern University

Regina Rahimi research is focused on issues of gender and sexuality in education and middle and high school drop outs.

Race and Class in Education Middle and High School Drop Outs Issues of Gender in Education Issues of Sexuality in Education Adolescent Literacy

Alana Holmes, Ph. D., C. Psych.

Psychologist · Cambrian College

Dr. Holmes specializes in child mental health and post-secondary learning disabilities and associated disorders.

Clinical Psychology Mental Health Mental Illness Post-Secondary Learning Disabilities School Psychology

Dr. Laura Mosqueda

Chair, Department of Family Medicine · Irvine School of Medicine

Laura Mosqueda, M.D., is a professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California.

Public Policy Active Ageing Elder Abuse Human Rights Frailty

Joseph Piven, M.D.

Thomas E. Castelloe Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology and Director, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Piven's research focuses on developmental disabilities/autism.

Psychiatry Psychology Pediatrics Brain Imaging Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri)

Cynthia Okolo

Professor of Special Education · Michigan State University

Special education expert, focusing on content-area literacy for students with learning problems and disabilities

Learning Among Students with Disabilities Special Education History