Knowledge Translation Initiative for DBTACs
About the Presenters
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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