We are very pleased to invite you to attend the next in our new season of global disability research seminars, organised by the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre and the Institute for Global Health, and funded by UCL Futures.
This event is jointly organised with the International Centre for Evidence in Disability at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
‘The Globalization of Disability Measurement: Developing questions for monitoring the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability and post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals’
Friday 24 October 2014
Wilkins Garden Room, Main Campus, UCL
Mitchell Loeb and Dr Jennifer Madans
Timings and location:
When: Friday 24 October 2014, 4-6pm (to be followed by a drinks reception)
Where: Wilkins Garden Room, UCL Main Campus, Gower Street, London WCIN 1EH,
About the Speakers:
Mitchell Loeb is a Health Scientist in the Office of Analysis and Epidemiology at the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition to his work in the USA, he has carried out epidemiologic research in Canada, Norway and countries in sub-Saharan Africa and south-east Asia. He is currently concentrating on the analysis of disability data from various US health surveys and continues his international commitment to the development of culturally comparable disability measures through his work with the Washington Group on Disability Statistics (WG). He routinely trains statisticians from National Statistical Offices around the word in understanding and adapting the WG approach to disability measurement for use in their own national censuses and surveys.
Jennifer Madans is the Associate Director for Science, National Center for Health Statistics, and is responsible for the overall plan and development of NCHS's data collection and analysis programs. Her research concentrates on data collection methodology, measurement of health and functioning and health services research. She has directed two national longitudinal studies, as well as the redesign of the National Health Interview Survey questionnaire and was one of the designers of the DHHS Survey Integration Plan. She is a founding member of two UN sponsored initiatives to develop internationally comparable measures of disability and health, the Washington Group on Disability Statistics and the Budapest Initiative on the Measurement of Health Status, and has chaired the steering committeed of both groups since their inception. Dr. Madans holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University. She has served as a an adjunct Associate Professior in the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine and in the Department of Demography at Georgetown. She is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute and served as a Vice President of the International Association of Official Statistics.
When & Where
UCL Global Disability Research Group
The UCL Global Disability Research Group focuses on disability research in the areas of global health and international development. It is comprised of faculty members and students from the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre and the Institute for Global Health, which is based in the Institute of Child Health.
The research group is a partner of UCL's current Grand Challenge of Global Health initiative, and has strong interdisciplinary links with departments throughout UCL, as well as strong ties to researchers working on disability issues worldwide.