National Center on Health, Physical Activity and DisabilityThe National Center of Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) is a CDC-funded center focusing on the relationships between good health and physical activity in people with disabilties. The center director is James Rimmer, Ph.D., Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences.

NCHPAD derives from a similar center Rimmer ran for 13 years at the University of Illinois at Chicago prior to joining UAB.  The new center expands on the scope of the previous efforts, in large part through UAB’s collaboration with Lakeshore Foundation.