Gale G. Whiteneck, Ph.D.

Co-Project Director- The Rocky Mountain Regional Brain Injury System

Gale WhiteneckDr. Whiteneck has directed the Craig Hospital Research program since October 1982 and has conducted research focusing on the full range of life-time outcomes following disability. He has advocated for full participation in society and quality of life as the primary outcomes appropriate for disability and rehabilitation research. He contributed to the World Health Organizations revised model of disability-the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF)-and he continues to suggest conceptual improvements in the ICF. Dr. Whiteneck and his research team have developed two widely used tools to assess participation in society by people with disability.