Director of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research
NIDILRR, United States
Anjali J. Forber-Pratt, Ph.D. is a disability activist, a two-time Paralympian and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Forber-Pratt was appointed by President Biden as the Director of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) within the Administration for Community Living in the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Forber-Pratt also serves as the Chair of the Interagency Committee on Disability Research which exists to promote coordination and collaboration among federal departments and agencies conducting disability, independent living, and rehabilitation research programs. As a principal investigator, her expertise relates to disability identity development and has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and numerous chapters. As a wheelchair-user for over 35 years, and Paralympic medalist, Dr. Forber-Pratt is nationally and internationally recognized as a disability leader and mentor. She was a White House Champion of Change in 2013 and the American Psychological Association awarded her the 2020 Citizen Psychologist Award for Advancing Disability as a Human Rights and Social Justice Issue Award.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2022
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
4:30 PM – 5:45 PM