Charles E Drum, MPA, JD, PhD


Education & Awards

  • Excellence in Service Faculty Award, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, 2010
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1994-1996
  • Ph.D., Social Policy, Brandeis University, 1994
  • Mary Switzer Merit Fellow, National Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation Research, 1992-1993
  • J.D., University of Oregon, 1988
  • M.S., Public Administration, University of Oregon, 1985
  • B.S., Political Science, University of Oregon, 1983

Professional Background
Dr. Charles Drum is a Professor of Health Management and Policy. He is a nationally recognized expert in disability and health, community participation, outcome evaluation, and he has also participated in disability projects in areas such as knowledge translation, accessibility, and employment. He is the author of more than 60 articles, reports, and chapters on disability issues, eight training curricula, and he is the lead editor of the first text book on disability and public health, which was co-published by the American Public Health Association and the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Among other honors and awards, he received the 2009 National Distinguished Disability Research Award at the Southwest Conference on Disabilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the 2008 Distinguished Faculty Award for Collaboration from Oregon Health & Science University.


Understanding the Factors Associated with the Health Disparities Experienced by People with Intellectual Disabilities
A growing body of research has documented that persons with disabilities are more likely to experience health disparities compared to the general population. The Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project: Health and Health Care Disparities Among Individuals with Disabilities project will extend this research by determining what factors relate to or explain health outcomes and health care access among the diverse populations of individuals with disabilities.
The New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Project (DPH) is a collaboration between the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services and its Bona Fide agent, the Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire. The overarching goal of the collaboration is to improve the health and quality of life of people with disabilities in NH by strengthening the capacity of the state’s public health programs and initiatives to include people with intellectual disabilities and mobility limitations.
The NH and ME Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (NH-ME LEND) is a collaboration among Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire, and the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies/UCED at the University of Maine-Orono. The purpose of NH-ME LEND is to improve the health of children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities by preparing leaders to enter the field of maternal and child health.

portrait of Charles Drum
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Institute on Disability
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