Allen Heinemann, PhD

Allen Heinemann, PhD

Director, Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research
Professor, Department of PM&R, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern
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About Me

Dr. Heinemann conducts health services research with a focus on developing and applying outcome measures in rehabilitation care.  His team developed the Rehabilitation Measures Database to help clinicians and scientists select instruments for patient care and research applications.

Location

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training

    Education

    Credential

    1973 - 1977
    Psychology, Washington State University
    1977 - 1982
    Psychology, University of Kansas
    Internship

    Credential

    1981 - 1982
    Baylor College of Medicine, Clinical Psychology

Recent Publications

An Item Bank to Measure Systems, Services, and Policies: Environmental Factors Affecting People With Disabilities.
Lai JS, Hammel J, Jerousek S, Goldsmith A, Miskovic A, Baum C, Wong AW, Dashner J, Heinemann AW
doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.06.010
Measuring Environmental Factors: Unique and Overlapping International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Coverage of 5 Instruments.
Heinemann AW, Miskovic A, Semik P, Wong A, Dashner J, Baum C, Magasi S, Hammel J, Tulsky DS, Garcia SF, Jerousek S, Lai JS, Carlozzi NE, Gray DB
doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.05.021
Effectiveness of Group Wheelchair Skills Training for People With Spinal Cord Injury: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Worobey LA, Kirby RL, Heinemann AW, Krobot EA, Dyson-Hudson TA, Cowan RE, Pedersen JP, Shea M, Boninger ML
doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.04.006

Honors & Awards

  • Best paper
    National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers, 2015
  • Keynote Speaker
    National Symposium; Parks and Recreation in Public Health, Indiana University, 2016
  • Keynote Speaker
    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee College of Health Sciences Research Day, 2014
  • Henry B. Betts Innovation Award
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2012
  • Knowledge Translation Activity Award for the Rehabilitation Measures Database
    National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers, 2012
  • Keynote presentation at the Research Capacity Building Summit: Critical Conversations on Repositioning NIDRR’s Investments for the Future
    National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
    , 2011
  • Anthony M. Solomon Lecturer in Clinical Neuropsychology
    Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, 2009
  • Morita Distinguished Fellow
    Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, 2005
  • Recipient, Harold Yuker Award for Research Excellence
    Rehabilitation Psychology Division (22) of the American Psychological Association, 2004
  • Roger Barker Distinguished Career Award
    Rehabilitation Psychology Division (22) of the American Psychological Association, 2000

Professional Affiliations

  • Co-Editor-in-Chief
    Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2013
  • President
    American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, 2004 - 2005
  • President
    Rehabilitation Psychology Division (22) of the American Psychological Association, 2004 - 2005
  • Member
    Institute of Medicine Standing Committee on Medical Experts to Assist Social Security on Disability Issues, 2009
  • Editorial Board Member
    Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
    , 1996
  • Editorial Board Member
    Rehabilitation Psychology, 1988
  • Member, Board of Scientific Counselors
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008

Research Interests

  • Health services research
  • Healthcare quality
  • Psychosocial aspects of disability
  • Outcomes measurement

Grants

  • National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
    90SI5022-01-00, 2016 - 2021
  • Department of Defense-Congressionally Directed Military Research Program
    DOD W81XWH-16-1-0788
    , 2016 - 2019
  • National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
    90RT5008-01-02, 2009 - 2017
  • Collaboration on Mobility Training (COMIT)
    University of Pittsburgh
    , 2012 - 2018
  • Implementing SCI-QOL into Clinical Practice to Enhance Patient Engagement
    Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
    , 2016 - 2019
  • Clinical Adaptation of the SCI-QOL Psychosocial Measures
    University of Delaware
    , 2016 - 2019
  • Enhancing Quality of Orthotic Services with Process and Outcome information
    Department of Defense
    , 2016 - 2019
  • Evaluating the Utilization and Efficiency of Wearable Exoskeletons for SCI Rehabilitation
    Department of Defense
    , 2017 - 2019
  • Texas TBI Model System of TIRR
    Memorial Hermann Health System
    , 2017 - 2018

My Lab

Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research (CROR)

This lab focuses on outcome studies, measuring the long-term impact of medical rehabilitation in patients with disabilities.

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