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Biography

Lewis E. Kraus is the Co-Director of the Center on Disability at PHI and the Pacific ADA Center.

Kraus leads the Pacific ADA Center’s national dissemination and local research efforts in health care and the ADA and emergency management and the ADA. Kraus also guides local projects in emergency preparedness for people with disabilities and seniors in Alameda, El Dorado, and Nevada Counties. He has been responsible for the measurement of community living for people with disabilities for the ADA-Participatory Action Research Consortium. He authored the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Disability Statistics Annual Reports. Kraus led the development of Guidelines to Disability Inclusion in Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Programs and Policies, their analysis in the field, and the creation of an Implementation Manual. He has been the director of training and dissemination for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Personal Assistance Services at the University of California, San Francisco. He led the research effort to determine the applicability of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Community Guide to Prevention to people with disabilities.

Previously at InfoUse, Kraus directed over 30 projects, resulting in national policy reports as well as commercial products aimed at individuals with disabilities including the development of a model comprehensive statewide needs assessment technique for State Vocational Rehabilitation agencies, data briefs on Rehabilitation Services Administration programs and several Chartbooks on Disability in the United States.

Kraus received master's degrees in public health and city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley.

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