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Cathy Bodine, PhD, CCC-SLP, Professor, Department of Bioengineering, College of Engineering, Design and Computing, University of Colorado (CU), is the Executive Director of the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Technologies and holds the Coleman-Turner Endowed Chair in Cognitive Disability. She has appointments in the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pediatrics, and Orthopedics, CU School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus. She is the Director for the Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering (CIDE) with a focus on assistive, medical, and accessible mainstream technologies, interdisciplinary research and translational applications, and design innovations. She is also the Director of Innovation Ecosystem for the Colorado Clinical Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI). Both CIDE and CCTSI are part of the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. For her work with the Department of Bioengineering, Dr. Bodine is developing transdisciplinary educational programs focused on inclusive technology, disability, and aging.  

Dr. Bodine began her career in assistive technology (AT) in 1985. She joined the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center faculty in 1996. Today, she is internationally recognized for her leadership in the AT field and vigorously pursues her passions for new product design, research, service to families and persons with disabilities, and the professional AT community at large through her leadership of the CIDE.

Dr. Bodine inaugurated the NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Advancing Cognitive Disabilities (RERC-ACT) and has served as the Principal Investigator on multiple federally funded awards; all aimed at improving the lives of individuals living with disability through assistive, mainstream, and medical technologies.