Lauren Clark, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor and Shapiro Family Endowed Chair in Developmental Disability Studies
Lauren Clark, PhD, RAN, FAAN, is Professor, Shapiro Family Endowed Chair in Developmental Disability Studies and Associate Dean, Academic Programs at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Nursing. She serves as a member of the Tarjan Center Advisory Committee. As a nurse-anthropologist, Dr. Clark draws on her background as a public and community health nurse to inform her research. She studies health care experiences of Mexican American women and children and families of children with developmental disabilities. Using participatory research methods, she developed a psychometrically-sound, 16-item HRQOL measure specifically designed for self-report among people with IDD. The HRQOL-IDD has been translated into German, French, and Chinese, and is available free-of-charge to clinicians and researchers at www.HRQOLIDD.com. The measure is used by Special Olympics in the Healthy Athletes program to holistically assess athletes’ health.
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