Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Research
University of Michigan
Claire Z. Kalpakjian, PhD, MS is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan Medical School. She is a biopsychosocial scientist with a clinical background in rehabilitation psychology and 30 years of experience serving diverse populations of persons with disabilities resulting from injury, illness, or by congenital causes. She is an expert in using mixed methods approaches to develop patient-reported outcome measures, particularly for patients with functional limitations. Her current research program focuses on reproductive health in women with physical disabilities to promote health equity, autonomy, and self-advocacy.
In addition to her role as investigator, Dr. Kalpakjian leads the development of the University of Michigan Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Learning Health System. She works collaboratively with diverse clinical teams to transform into learning communities by evaluating their current practices, engaging in consensus building around changing and standardizing those practices, and selecting clinically relevant PROMs to complement clinical evaluation. Dr. Kalpakjian is also an Associate Editor for the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In 2013, she was honored by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine with the Distinguished Member Award and in 2019 with the Early Career Outstanding Mentor Award. In 2020 she was honored with the Marion Kit McDonnel Closing the Divide Award in recognition for her longstanding commitment to women with disabilities by the United Cerebral Palsy of Metro Detroit & United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan.
Sunday, September 26, 2021
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM ET
Monday, September 27, 2021
10:40 AM – 11:50 AM ET