Bonnie Todis, Ph.D., is a Research Professor at the University of Oregon. She received her Ph.D. in Special Education/Rehabilitation from the University of Oregon in 1988. Her dissertation, a life history of an elderly married couple with cognitive disabilities, was the first dissertation using qualitative methodology to be accepted in that department. Since receiving her degree, Dr. Todis has directed or co-directed 13 research projects focused on individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) or other disabilities. On most of these projects, Dr. Todis's role has been to design qualitative research components to complement quantitative studies and permit the subjects of the studies–children with disabilities and their families–to participate in each phase of the research. Dr. Todis has published articles describing these studies in refereed journals and book chapters. In addition, she has edited a book on the school experiences of children with TBI and co-authored eight manuals for educators. In addition to her work as a researcher, Dr. Todis serves on the board of directors for two agencies that support individuals with disabilities in the community. She and her husband Chris have two grown daughters.