Lab Director

 

Kathleen Bogart, PhD

Speaking at Corvallis Science Pub

Dr. Bogart is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Disability and Social Interaction Lab at Oregon State University. She is a social/health psychologist specializing in disability, ableism, and rare disorders such as facial paralysis. She has received grants from the National Institutes of Health, Good Samaritan Hospital (Erkkila Endowment), and the Moebius Syndrome Foundation. Dr. Bogart was awarded the first annual Social Personality and Health Network Diversity in Research Award and was named "Professor of the Term" by the Panhellenic Executive Council of OSU. An advocate for people with rare disorders and disabilities, she serves on several boards including the American Psychological Association Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology and the Moebius Syndrome Foundation Scientific Advisory Board. Passionate about disability community building, she is the co-founder of the Disability Advocacy and Research Network (DARN!) for social and personality psychologists who have and/or specialize in disability, and she is the faculty advisor for OSU's Disabled Students Union.

In 2019, she co-edited the Journal of Social Issues special issue on Ableism. She is an Associate Editor of Personality and Social Psychology Review and Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases and an Editorial Board member of Rehabilitation Psychology. Her work has been featured in the New York TimesTimeThe Conversation, Financial Times, and Inside Higher Ed. Dr. Bogart presents to and consults with international academic, general, and stakeholder audiences about disability awareness, disability as diversity, and facial paralysis, and she blogs about these topics for Psychology Today