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Center on Health, Aging, And Disability

Supporting Interdisciplinary Research in the College of Applied Health Sciences


Upcoming Events

CHAD Seminar: Caregiving Policy  
February 24, 2021 at 12:00 PM

As the Director of Caregiving with the AARP Public Policy Institute, Rita Choula leads and provides content expertise on family caregiving initiatives throughout AARP and externally. Bridging policy to practice, much of her work focuses on identifying and supporting the needs of racially, ethnically and culturally diverse family caregivers through a multi-disciplinary approach that elevates the unique nature of each caregiving experience.
In collaboration with clinical experts and key stakeholders, Rita develops programs and tools that enable health care professionals to better recognize and support family caregivers across settings. Through the Home Alone Alliance, she leads the development and production of easily-accessible “How-To” videos that provide family caregivers with the technical information and guidance necessary to perform complex medical/nursing tasks. Rita also manages a grant-funded initiative focused on elevating the recognition and support of family caregivers providing complex care by health care providers, particularly those in hospitals and larger health systems, through the identification of promising practices within these settings.
Rita has a background in corporate research in the health and information technology sectors. She served in the education field as the Assistant Principal of a parochial school for several years. Rita holds a Master’s degree in the Management of Aging Services from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Registration Link Here

PAST CHAD Seminars

  • An Overview of Illinois REDCap and Its Features for AHS Researchers
  • Launching the 7 T for Clinical Scanning and Future Research Studies
  • Important Financial Issues for Researchers
  • Research IT Services for AHS Researchers
  • Talking to the Media about your Research
  • Foundation Funding for AHS Researchers
  • International Activities and Compliance for AHS Researchers
  • Human Subjects Payments
  • Campus Research Board Funding for AHS Researchers
  • Collaborations with Carle Foundation Hospital

Get In Touch

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  • 1008 Khan Annex, Huff Hall
  • Phone: 217-333-4965
  • Fax: 217-265-0358
  • chad@ahs.illinois.edu