Dr. Thomas Eagen completed his PhD in Rehabilitation Science and MPH in Health Systems and Policy at the University of Washington. Dr. Eagen has focused on the overall reach and effectiveness of evidence-based programs designed for community-dwelling older adults supported by federal funding. Specifically, he has explored the participation of individuals with disabilities in evidence-based falls prevention programs. In his post-graduate work, Dr. Eagen has continued to gain a better understanding of how individuals with disabilities participate in falls prevention programs. His research has sought to identify the individuals at the greatest risk for adverse events, which factors contribute to adverse events, and which programs successful reduce this risk among individuals with disabilities.