- Released On:March 15, 2021
- National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Dr. Judith Cook was invited by NIDILRR to participate in the forum, Examining the Use of Biomarkers in Establishing the Presence and Severity of Impairments, co-hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Social Security Administration. The proceedings have been published.
As part of the overall disability determination process, the Social Security Administration uses a step-by-step approach to understand how severe an individual's condition is and whether it meets program criteria for disability. The use of various types of biomarkers has been suggested as a way to strengthen the amount and quality of objective evidence available to the review process.