Margaret Campbell, Ph.D., has a master’s degree in social relations from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies from Cornell University.
Campbell retired in the spring of 2016 from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), within the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and now works as a consultant to individual policy advocates, and organizations (universities and nonprofits) at the intersection of aging, disability and technology research and policy.
During her 17-year career at NIDILRR (formerly NIDRR), Campbell served as a Senior Scientist for Planning and Policy Support and as a Rehabilitation Program Officer, where she provided scientific direction for strategic planning in the areas of aging with disability, technology, health disparities, and accessible health IT; served as a project officer for NIDILRR’s grants in these areas; and coordinated NIDILRR’s research capacity–building efforts and post-doctoral fellowships. Campbell also represented NIDILRR to a number of scientific organizations and interagency committees, such as the National Academies of Sciences Forum on Aging, Disability and Independence; Healthy People 2020; and the National Science Foundation Health Information Technology Research and Development (HITRD) Subcommittee.
During the last four years of her federal career, Campbell focused on promoting the use of translational research strategies to help fill the gap in the availability of evidence-based interventions for individuals with disabilities in community settings.
Prior to joining NIDRR/NIDILRR, Campbell served as the Research Director for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Disability at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, Calif., and as a research associate at the Andrus Gerontology Center in the University of Southern California, directing the Longitudinal Study of Intergenerational Family Relations.
During her career, Campbell has presented widely, published numerous peer-reviewed articles, and has been active in professional associations in both disability and aging fields.