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Knowledge Translation Initiative for DBTACs

About the Presenters

John D. Westbrook, PhD, is Program Manager of SEDL's Disability Research to Practice (DRP) Program and serves as Director of the National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR). He has been at SEDL for over 25 years where he has worked to develop a comprehensive process for assuring the translation and utilization of information within disability-oriented organizations.

Michelle Gagnon, MBA, is Director of the Knowledge Synthesis and Exchange (KSE) Branch at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The branch is responsible for strategic programs and policies to advance knowledge translation, including commercialization. Since joining CIHR in 2001, Michelle spent several years working with the CIHR's Institute of Health Services and Policy Research, and Institute of Population and Public Health as the Assistant Director of Partnerships and Knowledge Translation. Michelle holds undergraduate degrees in General Arts and Nursing and a Masters of Business Administration. She is currently completing a PhD in the University of Ottawa’s interdisciplinary Population Health PhD Program.


This webcast is supported through the National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR), which is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in the U.S. Department of Education, and is supported in part by ILRU. The opinions and views expressed are those of the presenters and no endorsement by the funding agency should be inferred.

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