About CHRT

Mark Peterson, PhD, MS

Associate Professor in the University of Michigan-Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Mark Peterson, Ph.D., M.S., is an associate professor in the University of Michigan-Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and an active member in the UM Global REACH, Institute for Health Policy and Innovation, Michigan Center of the Demography of Aging, and the Center for Human Growth and Development. Dr. Peterson’s work focuses on understanding factors that influence health and life expectancy among persons with disabilities. This includes efforts directed at identifying precision strategies to prevent metabolic dysregulation and secondary musculoskeletal pathology among children and adults with neurodevelopmental and acquired disabilities, and a variety of frailty syndromes, and to better understand health disparities among individuals with disabilities from the context of access to preventive care and community wellness.