John Westbrook

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John Westbrook, PhD, is Program Manager of SEDL's Disability Research to Practice (DRP) program. His current work focuses on strategies—including knowledge translation and the use of systematic reviews—for increasing the quality, accessibility, and usefulness of disability research and information. As head of the Disability Research to Practice program, Dr. Westbrook oversees the program’s grant and contract activities; designs, plans, and implements new initiatives; manages all program activities; and facilitates communications between DRP and governmental entities, other researchers and service providers, and consumers. In addition, he serves on the SEDL Management Council and as the primary SEDL representative in the areas of disability research and knowledge use.