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Christina Papadimitriou, Ph.D.

Professional head shot of Christina Papadimitriou.
Title: Associate Professor - Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Sociology
Office: 3100 Human Health Building
Phone: (248) 364-8844
Fax: (248) 364-8657
E-mail:  [email protected]

Educational Background: 
Post-Doctoral Fellowship; Northwestern University
PhD; Sociology; Boston University
BA; Sociology; Boston University 

Christina is an active qualitative rehabilitation researcher who uses a social justice and equity approach (www.ccghr.ca) to study peer health navigation and peer mentoring for persons with physical disabilities in the USA. She is passionate about understanding person-centered practices in rehabilitation, and works with various stakeholders groups, including CARF International, towards implementing them. Christina’s research has been funded by NIDILRR. She collaborates with investigators from a variety of disciplines and across North America and Europe. She has been methodological consultant in several SCI QUERI studies at the Hines Veteran Hospital in IL, USA; and is Senior Scholar at George Washington University in the Center for Healthcare Innovation and Policy Research. Christina enjoys mentoring students and early career investigators, is an active member of ACRM, and teaches in health and social sciences programs.

Professional Affiliations: 
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM)
Association of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP)

Personal Interests: 
Reading, yoga, and walking in nature with her dog, Charlie.

Personal Website: 

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433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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