2018-2019: James Rimmer

James Rimmer

James Rimmer has been developing and directing physical activity and health promotion programs for people with disabilities for more than 30 years. He is the inaugural Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair of Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and director of the Lakeshore Foundation/UAB Collaborative. Rimmer is on the NIH National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research advisory board. He also serves on several national advisory boards in rehabilitation engineering and is currently a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Health Disparities Advisory Committee. In 2014, he became the first researcher with a focus on the fitness of people with disabilities to be named to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Science Board.


As the 2018-2019 Pease Family Scholar, James Rimmer presented a lecture on September 27th in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union. His talk was free and open to the public.

Cosponsored By:

  • Kinesiology
  • Pease Family Scholar-in-Residence and Scholarship
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)