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Donald Lollar, Ed.D.

Donald LollarDon Lollar, Ed.D. is a Senior Research Scientist, Division for Human Development and Disability, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Prior to coming to CDC, Dr. Lollar practiced rehabilitation psychology for 25 years, providing assessment and therapy services to children, adults, and families across the lifespan. His advanced degrees are from Indiana University, and his most recent writings include co-editing an Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation supplement on the Science of Disability Outcomes, and articles for the Annual Review of Public Health, Public Health Reports, and the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. He spent seven years developing public health science and programs to increase participation in society among people with disabilities by promoting health and preventing secondary conditions, and currently directs NCBDDD’s Office of Extramural Research and leads the mental health workgroup. He served as the co-lead of the HEALTHY PEOPLE 2010 workgroup on Disability and Secondary Conditions (Chapter 6 of HP 2010), and is CDC representative to the advisory committee for the Child and Adolescent Measurement of Health Initiative and the Surgeon General's Task Force on Children's Mental Health. Dr. Lollar is an initiator and member of the World Health Organization task force to adapt the international classification (ICF) for children and youth with disabilities.


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