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Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Houston, Texas

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Lex M. Frieden, M.A., LL.D. (honorary)

Photo Lex M. Frieden, M.A., LL.D. (honorary)Professor

Graduate School: Master of Arts in Social Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1979; Doctoris Honoris Causa, in Human Rights, National University of Ireland, 2004

Internship: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Special Interests: Health Care Access, Effectiveness and Costs; Independent Living

Significant Professional Activities:
  • National Council on Disability, Chair, Board of Directors
  • Rehabilitation Education, Member, Editorial Advisory Board
  • Health Line, Contributing Analyst
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Member, Social, Environmental and Ethical Aspects of Rehabilitation Committee
  • U.S. Council on International Rehabilitation, Assistant National Secretary
  • American Disability Prevention and Wellness Association, Member, Board of Directors
  • Rehabilitation International, President
  • National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Member, Railroad Access Advisory Board
  • National Academy of Social Insurance, Panel Member
  • United Nations Panel of Experts on the Standard Rules for Disability, Panel Member
  • Cornell University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Economic Research on Employment Policy for Persons with Disabilities, Member, Advisory Committee
  • World Institute on Disability Research and Training Center on Independent Living, Member, National Advisory Committee
  • Health Law and Policy Institute at University of Houston, Member, Board of Directors
  • American Association on Health and Disability, Member, Board of Directors
  • The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research Foundation, Member, Board of Directors
  • Bush Medal Award Committee, Administrator
  • Continental Airlines, Member, Task Force on Passengers with Disabilities
  • National Organization on Disability, Member, World Committee on Disability
  • Code: Red, White and Blue by the Dionysus Theatre Troup, Honorary Tribute

Selected Publications:

Frieden L. Listening for footsteps: John S. Coulter Memorial Lecture. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 83(2):150-153, 2002.

Wilkinson W, Frieden L. Glass-ceiling issues in employment, disability, and the Americans with disabilities: In Blank PD (Ed). Employment, Disability, and the Americans with Disabilities Act: Issues in Law, Public Policy, and Research. Illinois, Northwestern University Press, 2000.

Contact Information

Lex Frieden, M.A.,LL.D. (hon.)
The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research
2323 S. Shepherd, Suite 1000
Houston, Texas 77019
713-520-5785 FAX

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