Charles E. Drum, MPA, JD, PhD
Visiting Scholar
American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD)

Charles Drum is a Visiting Scholar with the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD). Previously, he was the Director of the Institute on Disability and Professor of Public Health at the University of New Hampshire and Assistant/Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Drum is a nationally and internationally known scholar in disability and health, particularly in area of health disparities, health promotion, and healthcare access, and has focused on the intersection of race/ethnicity and disability. Dr. Drum has over 150 publications, including serving as lead editor and authoring several chapters in the first disability and public health textbook, lead author of the first national guidelines on health promotion programs for people with disabilities, and a series of publications on a community engagement initiative that addresses local barriers to health care and health promotion. He received his MPA and law degree from the University of Oregon and his PhD from the Heller School at Brandeis University.