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.


Interdisciplinary Forum Schedule


Mobile Health and the Management of Complex and Chronic Conditions: Developing Accessible Cloud-based Technologies to Empower Individuals with Disabilities
Dr. Bambang Parmanto

The Maker Movement and Personalized Digital Health Innovations for Diabetes
Dr. Joyce Lee

Accelerating Biomedical Innovation and Commercialization to Improve Patient Impact at Michigan Medicine
Connie Chang

Brain Injury: Using Social Media Activity as a Naturalistic Measure of Recovery
Dr. Danielle Shapiro

Concept to Commercialization: Disrupting Pain Care while Spinning Off from U-M
Eric Maslowski


Forum Locations

Please check back soon for location - TBD


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

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

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

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

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