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Meeting Michael DeVivo, Ph.D. at AAP 2017

AAP 2017

February was a busy month for the Dawn Cook Consulting team with conference season at its peak in Las Vegas!

Dawn Cook and staff member Leslie were delighted to meet Michael DeVivo, Ph.D. on Day 1 of the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) in the Mandalay Bay Conference Center. Dr. DeVivo is well-known in life care planning circles for his reliable research on life expectancy for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). For AAP 2017, he presented on the topic of Life expectancy of persons with ventilator-dependent spinal cord injury. Having Dr. DeVivo visit the Dawn Cook Consulting booth in the Exhibit Hall was certainly a highlight for Dawn and Leslie.

With a long, distinguished career in academia, Dr. DeVivo’s list of scholarly work is extensive. Below are citations (with links added) to a few articles that he shared with Dawn regarding SCI following their encounter at AAP.

Krause J.S., Devivo M.J., Jackson A.B. (2004). Health status, community integration, and economic risk factors for mortality after spinal cord injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 85 (11) , pp. 1764-1773.

Shavelle, R. M., DeVivo, M. J., Strauss, D. J., Paculdo, D. R., Lammertse, D. P., & Day, S. M. (2006). Long-Term Survival of Persons Ventilator Dependent After Spinal Cord Injury. The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 29(5), 511–519.

Shavelle, R. M., DeVivo, M. J., Paculdo, D. R., Vogel, L. C., & Strauss, D. J. (2007). Long-Term Survival After Childhood Spinal Cord Injury. The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 30(Suppl 1), S48–S54.

Shavelle R.M., Devivo M.J., Brooks J.C., Strauss D.J., Paculdo D.R. (2015). Improvements in long-term survival after spinal cord injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96 (4) , pp. 645-651.

Shavelle, Robert M. PhD; Paculdo, David R. MPH; Tran, Linh M. MPH; Strauss, David J. PhD, FASA; Brooks, Jordan C. PhD, MPH; DeVivo, Michael J. DrPH. (2015) Mobility, Continence, and Life Expectancy in Persons with ASIA Impairment Scale Grade D Spinal Cord Injuries. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 94(3), pp. 180–191.