Dr. Michelle Meade

Michelle A. Meade, PhD

Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Co-Director, U-M Center for Disability Health and Wellness
Adult Clinical Psychologist


Dr. Meade is the Director of the UM Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) Technology Increasing Knowledge: Technology Optimizing Choice (TIKTOC) which is focused on developing and evaluating mobile technologies to enhance health management and independence among adolescents and young adults with disabilities. She is also PI or Co-I on several other grants, including the UM SCI Model Systems and a Department of Defense study looking at resilience among individuals with SCI. Her primary research interests focus around self-management and enhancing health and participation, and reducing health care disparities and costs, among individuals with disabilities through identification of modifiable factors; development and validation of culturally relevant interventions; and implementation of tailored dissemination and knowledge translation strategies.

Areas of Practice

  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Adjustment to and Health Management of Physical Disability and Chronic Medical Conditions


Medical School or Training

Ohio University, 1998


University of Michigan Health System, Rehabilitation Psychology & Neuropsychology, 2000

Research Interests

  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Health Disparities
  • Community Re-integration