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The Center for Study of Chronic Illness and Disability (CCID)

The Center for Study of Chronic Illness and Disability (CCID) has as its vision, to improve the lives of people with disability. The mission is to perform state of the art, quality research to study factors that lead to disability, its prevention, or amelioration; and to provide research opportunities for the next leaders in rehabilitation science.

The program of research is designed to determine mechanisms by which disability occurs in chronic illnesses, who is at risk for severe disability, which treatments are effective in preventing or ameliorating disability and restoring function. The data gathered will help determine which treatments are likely to prevent or ameliorate disability.

In the News

  • Dr. Lynn Gerber, The Center for the Study of Chronic Illness and Disability, Department of Health Administration and Policy, co-authored with colleagues, “Effectiveness of exercise in hepatic fat mobilization in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: Systematic review,” published in World Journal of Gastroenterology.

    Golabi P, Locklear C, Austin P, Afdhal S, Byrns M, Gerber L, Younossi Z. Effectiveness of exercise in hepatic fat mobilization in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: Systematic review. World J Gastroenterol. 2016; 22(27):6318- 27.  http://doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v22.i27.6318
  • Dr. Ali A. Weinstein, Center for the Study of Chronic Illness and Disability and Department of Global and Community Health, is a co-investigator on a grant that was awarded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) to be operated by the American Institutes for Research. This grant funds the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center for a five-year period (2016-2021).

  • Dr. Ali A. Weinstein, Center for the Study of Chronic Illness and Disability and Department of Global and Community Health, is a lead author on a paper.

    Demonstration of two types of fatigue in subjects with chronic liver disease using factor analysis. Qual Life Res. 2017 Feb. doi: 10.1007/s11136-017-1516-6. [Epub ahead of print]
    Other authors include: Weinstein AA, Diao G, Baghi H, Escheik C, Gerber LH, Younossi ZM
  • Dr. Lynn Gerber was selected to be Scientific Program Chair for the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina April 30-May 4, 2017.

  • Drs. Lynn Gerber and Zoran Duric (Volgenau School) successfully co-advised Dr. Gene Shuman in his doctoral work, for which he was awarded a PhD in December 2016. He has published an article describing the research findings.

    Gene Shuman, Zoran Duric, Daniel Barbará, Jessica Lin and Lynn H. Gerber. Improving the recognition of grips and movements of the hand using myoelectric signals. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 2016.

Functional Assessment Laboratory located at Inova Health System's Center for Integrated Research, an outgrowth of the Mason-Inova Partnership.

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Email: ccidinfo@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-3070