Edward H.J. Elms

Southwest ADA Center


Edward Elms, a medical doctor from Newfoundland, Canada, joined the ILRU program at TIRR Memorial Hermann and the disability informatics group at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in April 2011. Dr. Elms' research emphasis is on healthcare and disability policy and law, independent living by persons with disabilities and those who are aging, and biomedical informatics. Recent research involvement has included public policy projects, including a state initiated directive to improve employment and independent living opportunities for people with disabilities through translational research and applied technology; training and technical assistance on matters related to disability awareness, the Americans with Disabilities Act, adaptive technology and rehabilitation for persons with disabilities; and development of a new, innovative toolkit designed to inform legislators, advocates and consumers on how to apply independent living philosophies to health care.

Dr. Elms earned his Honors Bachelor of Science at The University of Toronto, Canada. He then completed his Doctor of Medicine degree at St. George’s University, Grenada and is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Applied Health Informatics at the School of Biomedical Informatics, University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.