DHP Staff

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The Kansas Disability and Health Program (DHP) is a partnership of three University of Kansas research centers: the Institute for Health and Disability Policy Studies (IHDPS), the Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL), and the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities (KUCDD). All are part of KU's Life Span Institute. 

DHP program staff at KU:

  • Jean Hall - Director, Disability and Health Program, IHDPS
  • Lyndsie Koon - Associate Director
  • Noelle Kurth - Research Associate
  • Dot Nary - Assistant Research Professor
  • Kim Bruns - Program Coordinator
  • Seth Coulter - Communications Specialist
  • Karrie Shogren - KUCDD

These staff members from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide oversight of the Kansas DHP:

  • JoAnn Thierry - Team Lead, Disability Policy, Intervention, and Programs Team
  • Lisa Sinclair - Project Officer.

Pictured above, from left: Kim Bruns, Jean Hall, Noelle Kurth, Dot Nary, Karrie Shogren, JoAnn Thierry, Val Renault, Martha Hodgesmith, and Lisa Sinclair.

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