Michelle Meade, Ph.D.
Donna Riccio Omichinski, B.A., C.C.R.P.
Donna has more than fifteen years of experience as research project manager with the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is currently the center coordinator for the University of Michigan’s Rehabilitation Research Training Center (RRTC) and Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC).
Other Key Staff
Lisa Reber, Ph.D.
A Research Fellow in the Center for Disability Health and Wellness in the U-M Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). She comes to Disability Studies from a Justice Studies background focused on low-wage migrant workers. Her research on socio-spatial marginalization and the challenges of access and mobility experienced by this population translates well to the disability paradigm. She is conducting the qualitative components of the R2 project.
Ted Allaire, M.S.
Ted Allaire is a research associate within the DRICS Lab and U-M CDHW. In addition to his work at U-M, he is also a 6th year doctoral candidate within the clinical psychology PhD program at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. At U-M, Ted assists with administrative tasks and manages ongoing research projects, including a multisite study of executive functioning among individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). He has also received funding from the U.S. Social Security Administration to lead his own study on longitudinal trajectories of employment among individuals with SCI. Ted is involved in leadership and serves as both Chair of the APA Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology) Student Leadership Network Committee and Student Representative on the Division 22 Executive Committee. Beyond his research and professional responsibilities, Ted also holds a temporary limited license to practice psychology at the master's level within the state of Michigan. Other interests of Ted’s include: measure validation/psychometrics, structural equation modeling, neuropsychological assessment, and third-wave behavior therapy.
Joanna Jennie, M.A., M.Ed, Ed.S
Joanna recently rejoined the staff of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, assisting with administration and dissemination for the IDEAL Rehabilitation Research Training Center (RRTC), recruitment and other tasks for grants from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, and editorial assistance on manuscripts and other publications.