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Katherine Seelman PhD
Professor and Associate Dean for Disability Programs
5063 Forbes Tower
Associate Dean of Disability Programs Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences and Technology
Co-Research Director, National Science Foundation Quality of Life Technology Engineering Center
Secondary Appointment, Center for Bioethics and Health Law
Secondary Appointment, Health Policy Institute
Secondary Appointment, Graduate School of Public Health
Faculty Associate, University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR)
Adjunct Appointment, Xian Jiatong University
PhD, Science Technology and Public Policy, New York University, New York City, New York, 1982
MA, Public Policy, New York University, New York City, New York, 1970
BA, History, Political Science, Hunter College, New York City, New York, 1964
Science, Technology and Public Policy
Seelman, KD (accepted chapter 2011 ). Policy Framework for Advanced Technology for Quality of Life. Eds. Schulz, Courtney, Mathews, Mecca and Seelman, Quality of Life Technology, Taylor and Francis
Seelman, KD (in press 6/2011). Health Information Management and Rehabilitation: Moving toward an adequate ethical framework for Telerehabilitation. Eds. S. Kumar and E. Cohen. Telerehabilitation. New York: Springer Publishing Company.
Seelman, KD. US Telecommunication and Telerehabilitation Regulation: Sorting out the Pieces. International Journal of Telerehabilitation. vol. 1, (Spring, 2010).
Seelman, KD. Telerehabilitation: Policy Issues and Research Tools. International Journal of Telerabilitation. Vol. 1, (Spring, 2009).
Seelman, KD. (2008). Converging, Pervasive Technologies: Chronic and Emerging Issues and Policy Adequacy. Assistive Technology 20(3). Fall 2008.
Seelman, KD. Palmer, C.V., Ortmann, A., Mormer, E. Guthrie, O., Miele, J. & Brabyn, J. (2008). Quality of Life Technology for Vision and Hearing Loss. Engineering, Medicine and Biology Magazine. IEEE Engineering 27(2). March/April 2008.
Seelman, KD. (2007). Trends in Disability: Transition from a Medical Model to an Integrative Model. Encyclopedia of Special Education.
Albrecht G, Seelman KD, Bury M. eds.
Handbook of Disability Studies
. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications; 2001
Seelman, KD. (in press). When Cutting Edge Technology Meets Clinical Practice: Ethical Implications of eHealth. In Kenneth Pimple Ed. Emergency Pervasive Information and Communication Technologies (PICT): Ethical Challenges, Opportunities and Safeguards. New York: Springer Publishing Company.
Seelman, KD. (2012). Facilitators and Barriers to Technology Uptake: Organizational and Societal Perspectives. R. Schulz, ED. Quality of Life Technology. CRC Press
Seelman, KD. (in press). Health Information Management and Rehabilitation: Moving toward an adequate ethical framework for Telerehabilitation. Telerehabilitation. New York: Springer Publishing Company.
Seelman, KD. and Steinfeld, E. (2011). Chapter 6: Enabling Environments. World Report on Disability. Geneva: World Health Organization.
Seelman, KD. (2008). Technology for Individuals with Disabilities: Government and Market Policies. In Helal, Al, Mokhtari, M. and Abdulrazak, B., Smart Technology for Aging, Disability and Independence: Computing and Engineering Design and Applications, John Wiley & Sons Wiley-Interscience, Hoboken, N.J.
Seelman, KD. (2006). Technology for Full Citizenship: Challenges for the Research Community. In Winters, J., et al eds., Accessibility and Usability Considerations for Medical Instrumentation, CRC Press Taylor and Francis, LLC, Boca Raton, FLA.
Seelman, KD., et al (2006). Telecommunications and Information Technology. In Cooper, R. Hobson, D. and Ohnabe, H. Introduction to Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology, Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK.
Seelman KD. (2001). Science and Technology: Is Disability a Missing Factor? In Albrecht, G, Seelman KD, Bury M. eds. Handbook of Disability Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
Seelman KD. (2006). Technology for Full Citizenship: Challenges for the Research Community. In Winters, J. et al (Eds.) Accessibility and usability considerations for medical instrumentation. Boca Raton, FLA.: CRC Press Taylor and Francis, LLC. 2006.
Seelman, KD. (Accepted 2006). Technology for Individuals with Disabilities: Government and Market Policies In Helal, A., Mokhtari,M. & Abdulrazak, B. Smart Technology for Aging, Disability and Independence: Computing and Engineering Design and Applications. Hoboken, N.J. John Wiley & Sons Wiley-Interscience.
Seelman, KD. et al (Accepted 2006). Telecommunications and Information Technology in Cooper, R., Hobson, D. & Ohnabe, H. Introduction to Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology. Abingdon, UK: Taylor & Francis.
Courses Recently Taught
Ethics and the Health Sciences
Associate Dean Disability Programs and Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences and Technology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2001–present
Director, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC., 1994–2001
Director, Program Development Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC., 1993–94
Research Specialist, National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency, Washington, DC., 1989–93
Director, Public Education, Research and Technological Services, Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hearing (MCDHH), Boston, MA., 1986–89
External Service and Assignments (Selected)
U.S. International Council on Disabilities, Board
World Health Organization, World Report on Disability and Rehabilitation nine-member International Editorial Board and Chapter Co-author, (2006-present)
Co-Chair U.S. Launch World Health Organization/World Bank's first World Report on Disability. September 12-13, 2011 Chrystal City, VA.
Assistive Technology: Editorial Board
National Board on Certification of Occupational Therapists
Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America: Board
Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Council: Board
City of Pittsburgh/Allegheny County Task Force on Disability: Member
Consumer Health Coalition of SW PA: Vice Chair
Awards and Honors
ACHIEVA Excellence in Professional Service Award (2010)
University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award, (2007)
Senate of Pennsylvania, Special Recognition in honor of the University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award, (2007)
Allegheny County Council Proclamation, (in honor of the University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award), (2007)
Allegheny County Council Proclamation for contributions to the disability community with Three Rivers Center for Independent Living: 2006
Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Advisory Council (appointment by the Governor of the State of Pennsylvania), 2004
Visiting Scientist, National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities, Tokorozawa, Japan, 2003
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Advisory Committee for Persons Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 2003
City-County Task Force on Disabilities, Pittsburgh/Allegheny County (appointment by Mayor of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Executive), 2003
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "People Who Made a Difference" for 2002, 2002
Isabelle and Leonard H. Goldenson Technology Award—United Cerebral Palsy Research and Education Foundation, 2002
World Bank Consultant—Disadvantaged Children and Children with Disabilities Study in Vietnam, 2002
Commencement Address, Duquesne University, John G. Rangos Sr. School of Health Sciences, 2001
Visiting Prince Fellow—Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2001
Distinguished Public Service Award—American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R), 2000
Distinguished Service Award—National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers, 2000
Gold Key Award—77th Annual Meeting of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), 2000
Leadership Award in Research and Training, Division 22, Rehabilitation Psychology, American Psychology Association, 2000
Service Award—Association of Academic Physiatrists, 2000
Who's Who in Health Care and Medicine, 2000
Disability Achievement Award—Disability Forum, American Public Health Association, 1999
Honorary Fellow—Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA),1999
Special Communication Access Award—Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People,1998
Commencement Address, University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, 1998
Co-Chair—Research Committee, Atlanta Paraolympic Games, 1996
Hall of Fame of the Alumni Association of Hunter College, 1995
National Council on Disability Service Award, 1992
Mary E. Switzer Distinguished Fellowship, 1985
Assistantship—National Science Foundation, 1975
Fellowship—Resources for the Future, 1974
Memberships in Professional and Scientific, Societies
On-line Ethics Center for engineering research (managed by the National Academy of Engineering)
George Mason University Advisory Board of the Center for the Study of Chronic Illness and Disability, 2011-present
G3ict Advisory Board, 2010-present
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE Technology and Society), 2008-present
American Standards Institute Committee on Education, 2006-present
American Telemedicine Association, Member, 2005–present
Society for Disability Studies Board Member, 2003–present
Advisory Committee Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation, Member, 2002–present
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA ) Board Member, 2002
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA ) Fellow and Member, Government Affairs Committee, 1999–present
Board Member, National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT), 2001–present
Member, International Commission on Technology and Accessibility, Rehabilitation International (ICTA), 2001–present
Board Member, U.S. International Council on Disabilities, 2001–present
Member, American Public Health Association, 1995–present