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Gretchen Snethen is the assistant director for the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities and an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University. Dr. Snethen obtained her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Kansas, her master’s degree in recreational therapy administration from East Carolina University, and her Ph.D. in leisure behavior from Indiana University. Dr. Snethen has professional experience working as a recreational therapist in both child and adult mental health settings.

Her research interests focus on understanding the relationship between environmental factors and physical activity as well as using community-based recreation and leisure activities to improve the health and quality of life of individuals with psychiatric disabilities. She has experience developing and testing community-based interventions and is currently the lead on a study aimed at understanding welcoming community environments. Within the HCBS RRTC, Dr. Snethen one of the lead investigators on the study entitled: "Revision, Refinement, and Development of Measures to Address Gaps in the Evaluation of Critical Person Centered HCBS Outcomes."

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