Advisory Board

Experts in telerehabilitation research &development, consumer advocacy, public policy, and representatives of TR industries serve on the RERC’s Advisory Board. The Advisory Board meets on an annual basis with RERC personnel in order to:

Advisory Board:

Mervat Abdelhak, Ph.D. is Department Chair and Associate Professor of Health Information Management, University of Pittsburgh.

Teresa Brininger, Ph.D. serves as Deputy for Rehabilitation and Reintegration at the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, MD.

Margaret Campbell, Ph.D. serves as an ex-officio member of the board. She is Senior Scientist for Planning and Policy Support
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education.

Ashley Fisher, M.A, IPA Battelle Memorial Institute Program Manager, Outcomes and Program Assessment Advanced Prosthetics and Human Performance Portfolio TATRC, USAMRMC.

Teresa Nellans is President of Hearing Loss Association in Pittsburgh and State Chapter Co-Coordinator of Hearing Loss Association of W. Pennsylvania.

Suzanne Paone, Ph.D. is a technology professional in the Division of Information Services at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Director of e-Health and Custom Application Development in the Physician services Division of UPMC.

Spero Pipakis is Coordinator of Access Technology Center at Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh.

Allan R. Sampson Ph.D. is Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Pittsburgh, with a secondary appointment in the University’s Department of Biostatistics. Dr. Sampson is a wheelchair user.

Kate Seelman, Ph.D. serves as an ex-officio member of the board. She is Professor and Associate Dean for Disability Policy, Pitt School of Health and Rehabilitation Science.

Jay Srini, MS, MBA, FHIMSS Chief Innovation Officer, Insurance Services Division, UPMC. ( )

Aaron Steinfeld, Ph.D. is Systems Scientist, a member of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and a strong advocate in communications accessibility.

Jim Tobias is President of Inclusive Technologies, a technology and marketing consulting firm specializing in accessible information and communication technologies.

Joseph Tracy is Vice President of Tele-health Services at the Lehigh Valley Health Network, where he is responsible for all administrative and outreach efforts for tele-health.




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