Social Epidemiology and Clinical Informatics
for Disability Health Equity

Mission: Study how ableism and its subforms (e.g., audism, vidism) in society and medicine impact the health outcomes and quality of life of people with disabilities.

Our Primary Research Areas

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  • How can we improve the study of disability health? 
  • How can we use mixed methods to improve our understanding of complex social and health justice issues? 
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  • How can we use electronic health records to improve the delivery of care for people with disabilities? 
  • How do we improve usability of health informatics tools?
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  • How do we improve health information access for people with disabilities? 
  • How can community partners improve information access?
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  • How does ableism impact the health and quality of life of people with disabilities? 
  • Are medical facilities complying with federal accessibility law? 

Primary Communities We Serve

Out in the Community

We are Affiliated with

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Center for Bioethics and Social Science in Medicine
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