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Margaret A. Nosek, Ph.D.

Margaret A. Nosek, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Center for Research on Women with Disabilities
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Baylor College of Medicine

Education

  • Ph.D. Rehab. Research, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1984
  • M.A., Rehab. Counseling, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1982
  • M.A., Music, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1976
  • B.A., Music, Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, 1974 (magna cum laude)

Professional Experience

Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine. 1998-Present.

Executive Director, Center for Research on Women with Disabilities, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1993-Present.

Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Occupational Therapy, Texas Women's University, Houston, Texas, 1993-Present.

Director of Research, Independent Living Research Utilization Program of The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Houston, Texas, 1984-Present.

Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1993-1998.

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1984-1993.

Assistant to Justin W. Dart, Chair, Governor's Long Range Planning Group for Texans with Disabilities, Austin, Texas, 1982-1983.

Grant Support

Co-Principal Investigator "Stress Self-Management and Women with Disabilities," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2001-2004, CCU300860

Co-Principal Investigator, "Depression Self-Management for Women with Disabilities," National Institutes of Health; National Center for Rehabilitation Research, 2001-2004, 1/R21/HDO40980-01

Project Director, "Improving the Health and Wellness of Women with Disabilities," National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, 2001-2005, 1G13LMO7543-01

Project Director, "Improving the Health and Wellness of Women with Disabilities: A Symposium to improve a Research Agenda," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ethyl Louise Armstrong Foundation, and Houston Endowment, 2001-2003, R131CCR619638-01

Co-Principal Investigator (2002), Principal Investigator (1999-2001) "Self-Esteem of Women with Physical Disabilities," National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 1999-2003, H133G990039-00

Principal Investigator, "Cost Analysis of Secondary Conditions in Disabled Women," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2000-2004, RO4/CCR618805-01

Co-Principal Investigator (2002) Principal Investigator (1999-2001), "Health Promotion for Women Aging with Disability," National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 2000-2004, H133G000226

Co-Investigator, "Management of Increasing Functional Loss in Aging Women," National Institute on Aging, 2000-2001, 1R03/AG18970-01

Co-Principal Investigator (2002-03), Principal Investigator (2000-01), "Evaluation of an Internet Site to Educate Women with Disabilities on Reproductive Health Maintenance," Subcontract with Oregon Health Sciences University RRTC on Health and Wellness of People with Disabilities. 1999-2000, H133B990019

Principal Investigator, "Defining and Operationalizing Health and Wellness for People with Disabilities," Subcontract with Oregon Health Sciences University RRTC on Health and Wellness of People with Disabilities. 2000-2004, H133B990019

Principal Investigator, "Violence Against Women with Disabilities," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1997-2000, USPH-RO4-CCR614142-01-1

Principal Investigator, "Reducing Risk Factors for Abuse Among Low Income Minority Women with Disabilities," National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 1996-1999, H133A60045-97

Principal Investigator. "Health Promotion for Women with Physical Disabilities," National Institutes of Health, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research. 1996-1999. RO1-HD35051-02

Principal Investigator, Post-Doctoral Medical Rehabilitation Research Training, NRSA/National Institutes of Health, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, 1995-2000, 1 T32 HD07465-01A1

Director of Research, Research and Training Center on Improving Management Effectiveness in Independent Living Centers, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 1995 2000, H133B50003-97

Research Projects

  • Improving the Cultural Competence of Independent Living Centers to Serve Ethnic Minority Populations
  • Identifying Funding Trends and Resources for Independent Living Centers

Investigator, Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 1995-2000, H133N50017-97

Research Projects

  • Mothers with Spinal Cord Injury
  • Community Integration of Persons with Spinal Cord Injury
  • Access to Reproductive Health Care for Women with Spinal Cord Injury

Principal Investigator, "A Curriculum for Training Physician Assistants in Primary and Reproductive Health Care for Women with Spinal Cord Injury," Paralyzed Veterans of America Education and Training Foundation, 1996-1997, ETF 307-96

Principal Investigator, "A Curriculum for Training Physicians in Reproductive Health Care for Women with Spinal Cord Injuries," Paralyzed Veterans of America Education and Training Foundation, 1995-1996, ETF 279-95

Principal Investigator, "A Curriculum for Training Physicians in Reproductive Health Care for Women with Physical Disabilities," National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 1996, H133C50024

Principal Investigator, "Relationships Among Age at Onset, Adequacy of Personal Assistance, Negative Health Incidents, and Health Care Utilization for Persons with Physical Disabilities," National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 1993-1996, H133G30073

Principal Investigator, "Psychosocial Behaviors of Women with Physical Disabilities," National Institutes of Health, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, 1992-1995, R01-HD30166

Principal Investigator, "Psychosocial Behaviors of Women with Physical Disabilities," Supplement (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), National Institutes of Health, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, 1995-1996, R01-HD30166-01S1

Honors

John Stanley Coulter Memorial Lectureship. American Congress of Physical Medicine, Orlando, FL, 1999

National Rehabilitation Association, W.F. Faulkes Award, 1997

EDI "The Vent Life" Print Journalism Award, National Easter Seal Society., 1997

American Psychological Association, James Garrett Early Career Achievement Award, 1994

Co-chair National Institutes of Health Conference on "The Health of Women with Physical Disabilities," May 1994

American Psychological Association, James Garrett Early Career Achievement Award, 1994

Women on the Move Award, (one of ten), Houston Post, Texas Executive Women, 1993

Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas. (one of four), 1993

Baylor College of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Award, Houston, Texas. 1993

Selected Publications

Nosek, M.A., Taylor, H.B., Hughes, R.B., & Taylor, P. (in press). Disability, psychosocial, and demographic characteristics of abused women with physical disabilities. Violence Against Women.

Nosek, M.A., Hughes, R.B., Petersen, N.J., Taylor, H.B., Robinson-Whelen, S., Byrne, M., & Morgan, R. (accepted). Secondary conditions in a community-based sample of women with physical disabilities over a one-year period. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Hughes RB, Taylor HB, Robinson-Whelen S, Nosek MA. Perceived stress in women with physical disabilities: Identifying psychosocial correlates. Womens Health Issues. 2005; 15:14-20.

Hughes RB, Robinson-Whelen S, Taylor HB, Petersen N, Nosek MA. Characteristics of depressed and non-depressed women with physical disabilities. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2005;80:473-479.

Hughes RB, Taylor HB, Robinson-Whelen S, Swedlund N, Nosek MA. Enhancing self-esteem in women with physical disabilities. Rehabil Psychol. 2004;19(4):295-302.

Nosek, M.A., Hughes, R.B., Howland, C.A., Young, M.E., Mullen, P.D., Shelton, M.L.(2004) The meaning of health for women with physical disabilities: a qualitative analysis. Fam & Comm Health 27(1) 6-21.

Hughes, R.B., Nosek, M.A., Howland, C.A., Groff J., Mullen, P.D. (2003) Health Promotion Workshop for Women with Physical Disabilities: A Pilot Study. Rehabilitation Psychology 48(3), 182-188.

Nosek, M.A., Hughes, R.B. (2003) Psychosocial issues of women with physical disabilities: The continuing gender debate. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 46(4), 224-233.

Nosek, M.A., Hughes, R.B., Swedlund, N., Swank, P., Walter, L.J. (2003) Self-esteem and women with disabilities. Social Science and Medicine 56: 1737-1747.

Parkin, E.F., and Nosek, M.A. (2002) Collectivism Versus Independence: Perceptions of independent living and independent living services by Hispanic Americans and Asian Americans with disabilities. Rehabilitation Education Vol. 14 (4) 375-394.

McFarlane, J, Hughes, R.B., Nosek, M.A., Groff, J.Y, Swedlund, N., Mullen, P.D. (2001) Abuse assessment screen-disability (AAS-D): Measuring frequency, type, and perpetrator of abuse towards women with physical disabilities. Journal of Women's Health and Gender-Based Medicine 10 (9) 861-866

Grabois E., Nosek, M.A. (2001) The Americans with Disabilities Act and medical providers for women - Ten years after passage of the act. Policy Studies Journal. Vol. 29 (4): 682-689

Nosek, M.A., Foley, C.C., Hughes, R.B., Howland, C.A. (2001) Vulnerabilities for Abuse Among Women with Disabilities. Sexuality and Disability, 19 (3) 177-90.

Walter, L.J., Nosek, M.A., Langdon, K. (2001) Understanding of Sexuality and Reproductive Health Among Women with and without Physical Disabilities. Sexuality and Disability, 19 (3) 167-76.

Nosek, M.A. (2001) Introduction to the Special Issue: Research Update from the Center for Research on Women with Disabilities. Sexuality and Disability, 19 (1) 165-66.

Nosek, M.A., Howland, C.A., Rintala, D.H., Young, M.E., Chanpong, G.F. (2001) National Study of Women with Physical Disabilities: Final Report. Sexuality and Disability, 19 (1) 5-39.

Pendergrass, S. Nosek, M.A., Holcomb, J.D. (2001) Design and evaluation of an internet site to educate women with disabilities on reproductive health care. Sexuality and Disability, 19 (1) 71-83.

Nosek, M.A., Howland, C.A., Hughes, R.B. (2001) The investigation of abuse and women with disabilities: Going beyond assumptions. Violence Against Women, 7 (4) 477- 499 .

Nosek, M.A., Hughes, R.B. (2001) Psychospiritual Aspects of Sense of Self in Women with Physical Disabilities . Journal of Rehabilitation 67 (1) 20-25.

Hughes, R.B., Swedlund, N., Petersen, N., Nosek, M.A. (2001) Depression and Women with Spinal Cord Injury. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 7(1) 16-24

Swedlund, N.P., Nosek, M.A., (2000) An exploratory study on the work of independent living centers to address abuse of women with disabilities. Journal of Rehabilitation 66 (4) Nov/Dec 57-64.

Nosek, M.A. (2000) Overcoming the Odds: The Health of Women with Physical Disabilities in the United States. The John Stanley Coulter Lecture. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 81 (2), February, 135-138

Welner, S., Nosek, M.A., Foley, C.C., Holmes, S.A. (1999) Practical considerations in the performance of physical examinations on women with physical limitations and disabilities. Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, 54 (7) July, 457-462

Grabois E.W., Nosek, M.A., Rossi D (1999) Accessibility of primary care physicians offices for people with disabilities. Archives of Family Medicine, 8, Jan/Feb, 44-51

Stineman, M.G., Maislin, G., Nosek, M.A., Fiedler, R. Granger, C.V. (1998) Comparing Consumer Clinician Values for Alternative Functional States: Application of a New Feature Trade-Off Consensus Building Tool. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 79 (12), 1522-1529

Nosek, M.A., Gill, C., Chevarley, F., Thierry, J. (1998) Use of Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening Among Women with and Without Functional Limitations - United States, 1994-95. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 47(40), 853-856

Nosek, M.A., Walter, L.J. (1998) Community integration of women with spinal cord injury: An examination of psychological, social, vocational and environmental factors. Topics in SCI Rehabilitation. vol.. 4(2) 41-55

Rintala, D.H., Howland, C.A., Nosek, M.A., Bennett. J.L., Young, M.E., Foley, C.C., Rossi, C.D., Chanpong, G.F. (1997). Dating issues for women with physical disabilities. Sexuality and Disability. Vol. 15 (4), 219-242

Nosek, M.A., Howland, C.A. (1997). Breast and Cervical cancer screening among women with physical disabilities. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Supplement 5, 78 (12, Suppl. 5) S39-S44

Young, M.E., Nosek, M.A., Howland, C.A., Chanpong, G., Rintala, D.H.: (1997) Prevalence of abuse of women with physical disabilities. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Supplement 5 78 (12, Suppl. 5) S34-S38

Nosek, M.A., Howland, C.A., and Young, M.E. (1997). Abuse of Women with Disabilities: Policy Implications. Journal of Disabilities Policy Studies. 8 (1-2) 157-176

Krotoski, D., Nosek, M.A., Turk, M.A. (Eds.) (1996). Women with physical disabilities: Achieving and maintaining health and well being. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishers.

Nosek, M.A. (1996) Wellness among women with physical disabilities. Sexuality and Disability14(3) 165-82.

Nosek, M.A., Rintala, D.H., Young, M.E., Howland, C.A., Foley, C.C., Rossi, C.D. and Chanpong, G. (1996). Sexual functioning among women with physical disabilities. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 77(2), 107-115.

Nosek, M.A., Young, M.E., Rintala, D.H., Howland, C.A., Foley, C.C., and Bennett, J.L. (1995) Barriers to reproductive health maintenance among women with physical disabilities. Journal of Women's Health 4(5), 505-518.

Nosek, M.A., (1995) The defining light of Vedanta: Personal reflections on spirituality and disability. Rehabilitation Education 9 (2-3), 171-182.

Nosek, M.A., and Foley, C.C., (1995). Personal assistance: Key to employability for persons with physical disabilities. Directions in Rehabilitation, 6(5).

Nosek, M.A., Fuhrer, M.J., and Potter, C., (1995). Life satisfaction of people with physical disabilities. Relationship to personal assistance, disability status, and handicap. Rehabilitation Psychology, 40(3).

Nosek, M.A., Krouskop, T.A., (1994). Demonstrating a model approach to independent living center-based assistive technology services (accepted). Assistive Technology 7(1).

Nosek, M.A., (1994). Sexual abuse of women with physical disabilities: Findings from a qualitative study. (in press). In Monga, T.N., (Ed.), Sexuality and Disability, Hanley and Belfus Publishers, Philadelphia.

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