Interdisciplinary Forums

TIKTOC Interdisciplinary Forums are monthly discussions which facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations between researchers, clinicians, and the disability community.  These forums focus on fostering an appreciation of the difference in language, culture, and knowledge that exists between research disciplines.


Interdisciplinary Forums are held the 3rd Friday of each month from 9:15am to 10:45am unless noted on the event page.


2017 Interdisciplinary Forum Schedule


May 19 Presenter: Dr. Danielle Shapiro June 16 Presenter: Eric Maslowski   July forum is cancelled   August forum is cancelled

  October forum is cancelled     

*to be announced


To view this year's past forums, click on the icon for that month.



Location of Forums

Junes's forum will be held at the Bob & Betty Beyster Building on U-M's North Campus (click here for map)

2260 Hayward St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Forum Archive



Models of Health, Functioning and Disability
Michelle Meade, PhD

Transition to Adulthood
Edward Hurvitz, MD, Ned Kirsch, PhD, & Donna Omichinski

What is HCI All About
Mark Ackerman, PhD & Mark Newman, PhD

Management of Health and Disability for Individuals with Severe Physical Impairment
Mr. Drew Clayborn

Karen Farris, PhD, Professor & Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy

Optimization of Interventions for Broadening Participation Among Individuals with Disabilities
Michelle Meade, PhD & Edmund Durfee, PhD

Accessibility of Technology for Individuals with Disabilities
Jane Berliss-Vincent, Assistive Technology Manager, Knox Center Adaptive Technology Computer Site, University of Michigan

Executive Functioning for Health Management
Dr. Seth Warschausky



Self-Management and Technology
Michelle Meade, Ph.D., Associate Professor, U-M Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, RERC Executive Director

Visualization Technologies, Methods, and Pitfalls-Engaging Users and Understanding Your Data
Eric Maslowski, UM3D Lab

An App for That: Identifying the Who’s, What’s, Why’s, and How’s to Help People with Disabilities Increase desired Activities
Charles Merbitz, Ph.D.

An Insider’s Perspective on the Demands, Structure, and Process of Primary Care
Dr. Michael McKee, Assistant Professor, U-M Family Medicine

Just-In-Time Intervention
Susan Murphy, PhD, Professor, U-M College of LSA, Res Prof, Inst for Social Research, & Medical School

Transition Planning and Special Education
Mr. David Brewer, guest presenter, Cornell University

“Care at Home: The Use of Technology to Extend the Hospital to the Home”
Dr. Ed Hurvitz & Brian Smith, M.S.

“Reinforcement Learning for Chronic Disease Management”
Satinder Singh, Ph.D., Professor, U-M College of Engineering

“Medication Management Smartphone Apps”
Teresa Salgado, Ph.D. U-M College of Pharmacy

"The Electronic Medical Record"
Andrew L. Rosenberg, M.D., Chief Medical Information Officer for the UM Health System


“Targeting Sedentary Behavior Reduction in Adults with Cerebral Palsy using a Real-time Behavioral Intervention”
Dr. Mark Peterson, Assistant Professor, U-M Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

"Handling Sporadic Events in Self-Managed Scheduling"
Lynn Garett, Ph.D. Student, U-M College of Engineering

STEM Access for the Visually Impaired.
Brandon Werner, M.A., U-M Knox Center Adaptive Technology Computing Site

Empowering Lives Through Technology: Achieving the Match that Matters
Marcia Scherer Ph.D., President, Institute for Matching Person and Technology

June - July
Summer Break

August 19
"Studying the Roles of Mastery Motivation and Executive Functions in Self-Management"
Seth Warschausky, Ph.D., Professor, University of Michigan Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

September 16
"Medication Management and the Caregiver"
Steve Erickson, PHARMD., Associate Professor of Social and Administrative Sciences

October 21
"Customized ankle-foot orthoses: Enhanced user performance through integrated modeling, design and control"
Deema Totah, PhD Candidate

November 18

December 16
“Challenges to Gathering Prospective Use and Ease of Use Data from Youth with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities”
Abigail Johnson, Ph.D.