Charles E. Drum, MPA, JD, PhD
Director and Professor of Health Management and Policy, Institute on Disability
University of New Hampshire

Charles Drum is widely regarded as a national expert in disability and health issues, particularly in the areas of health disparities, healthcare access, and health promotion. His leadership has resulted in several advancements for the field: the publication of the first major textbook on disability and public health; the first systematic scoping review of community-based health promotion programs for persons with disabilities; the first national guidelines for community-based health promotion programs for persons with disabilities; and the first valid and reliable tool for researchers and clinic managers to measure the usability of health clinics.

Dr. Drum is the author of more than 60 articles, reports, and chapters on disability issues, as well as the author of seven training curricula. He has served in a variety of leadership roles with disability organizations, including the Disability Section of the American Public Health Association, the National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers, and the Board of Directors of the American Association on Health and Disability.

Dr. Drum received his PhD in social policy analysis from Brandeis University, and his JD and MPA from the University of Oregon. He completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the recipient of multiple honors and awards, including the National Distinguished Disability Researcher Award at the Southwest Conference on Disabilities and the Distinguished Faculty Award for Collaboration from Oregon Health & Science University.