Ph.D., CRC, CLCP
Associate Chair of Academic Programs, Associate Professor
Jamie L. Pomeranz, Ph.D., CRC, CLCP is an Associate Professor for Social & Behavioral Science. Dr. Pomeranz has obtained three degrees from the University of Florida which include: Master’s of Exercise and Sports Science, Master’s of Health Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science. He has worked with people with disabilities in multiple capacities for over 19 years. His clinical background includes working with individuals with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and developmental disabilities. Dr. Pomeranz has been on faculty at the University of Florida since 2004 and his topics of research include: tobacco cessation for individuals with disabilities, life care planning for returning veterans with catastrophic injuries, and life care planning implications of locomotor training for individuals with spinal cord injury. Since he received his Ph.D. in 2005, Dr. Pomeranz developed 18 peer reviewed publications and a book chapter on life expectancy for individuals with disabilities. Dr. Pomeranz serves on the Steering Committee for the Rehabilitation Science and Public Health Doctoral Programs. He is also a current member College of Public Health and Health Professions Research Committee. Dr. Pomeranz is a past member of the collaboration task force and committee for promoting collaboration between public health and health professions. He currently mentors multiple rehabilitation doctoral students and graduate students from the public health master’s program. He currently teaches within the Bachelor’s of Health Science undergraduate program, the Masters of Public Health program and the Doctoral Program in Public Health. For the past 4 years Dr. Pomeranz has received funding from the University of Florida’s Area Health Education Centers (UFAHEC) to represent the College of Public Health and Health Professions in providing tobacco cessation and prevention activities. Dr. Pomeranz is recognized as a top researcher within his field and recently received funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH) as a principal investigator. His NIH project involves developing one of the first empirically-based tobacco cessation programs for people with disabilities. Additionally, Dr. Pomeranz has past received federal funding from the Veteran’s Health Administration to develop an instrument that can be used by life care planners to estimate personal attendant care for veterans with spinal cord injuries. Recently, Dr. Pomeranz received funding from the Veteran’s Health Administration Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center to test the feasibility of life care planning for veterans with spinal cord injuries.