Advisors-Quality of Life Technology Center - Carnegie Mellon University


Advisors to the QoLT Center monitor the progress, outcomes, and impacts achieved in pursuit of the Center's core vision and objectives. 

Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) provides strategic guidance on the selection, direction and assessment of research projects pursued and underway. SAB members include a blend of academic, industrial, and government scientists, clinicians, and consumers who span the breadth of our research agenda and its outcomes.

Name Title

Sharon N. Barnartt, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology

Gallaudet University

Henrik Christensen, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (RIM@GT)

Georgia Institute of Technology

Patrick Crago, Ph.D.

Chairman, Biomedical Engineering
Allen H. and Constance T. Ford Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Case Western Reserve University

Sara J. Czaja, Ph.D.

Director, Center on Research and Education for Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE)
Co-Director, Center on Aging
Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine
Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering

University of Miami

Joel B. Myklebust, P.E. Ph.D.

Deputy Director for Science Evaluation and Coordination, Center for Devices and Radiological Health

U.S. Food and Drug Administration,
Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories

Marcia Scherer, Ph.D., MPH, FACRM

President, Institute for Matching Person and Technology
Editor, Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology
Co-PI, Center on Effective Rehabilitation Technology, Burton Blatt Institute
Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Syracuse University
University of Rochester Medical Center

Marjorie Skubic, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Eldercare & Rehabilitation Technology
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science

University of Missouri, Columbia

Roger Smith, Ph.D., O.T. FAOTA, RESNA Fellow

Director, Center for Rehabilitation, Research Design, and Disability
Professor, Occupational Science and Technology
Chair, QoLT Scientific Advisory Board

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee,
College of Health Sciences

Edward Steinfeld, Arch.D.

Director and Founder, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA)
Co-Director, RERC on Universal Design and the Built Environment
Professor, Architecture
Adjunct Professor, Occupational Therapy

University of Buffalo

Educational Advisory Board

The Educational Advisory Board (EAB) evaluates the effectiveness and impact of QoLT's Education, Outreach and Diversity programs according to its vision. The EAB includes experts in all education and outreach sectors, including K-12 education and outreach, education assesment, diversity engagement, and practitioner/clinician involvement.

Name Title

Leigh Abts

Professor, College of Education
Affiliate Professor, A. James Clark School of Engineering

University of Maryland

Geri Baker

Manager, SciTech Days, Regional SciTech Initiative

Carnegie Science Center

Claire Duggan

Associate Director, Center for the Enhancement of Science and Mathematics Education (CESAME)
K-12 Outreach Coordinator, Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging (CenSSIS)

Northeastern University

Judy Hallinen

Assistant Vice Provost, Education Outreach
Director, Leonard Gelfand Center for Service Learning and Outreach

Carnegie Mellon University

Jay Martin

Director, Center for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (UW-CREATe)
PI, NSF Midwest Alliance

University of Wisconsin

John Tagg

RET Program Fellow

Pittsburgh Public Schools

Gisele Ragusa

Director, Center for Outcomes Research Education
Viterbi School of Engineering, Division of Engineering Education

University of Southern California

Birdy Reynolds

Staff Developer, Learning Research and Development Center

University of Pittsburgh

Christian Schunn

Associate Professor, Psychology
Associate Professor, Learning Sciences and Policy
Research Scientist, Learning Research and Development Center

University of Pittsburgh