About Us

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, the Research and Training Center on Independent Living, and the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities. Jean Hall, PhD, director of the IHDPS, leads the DHP.

The KU staff works with CDC staff members JoAnn Thierry, Team Lead, Disability Policy, Intervention, and Programs Team, and Lisa Sinclair, Project Officer.

This team collaborates with partners from community-based organizations as well as units within the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to deliver evidence-based programs.

We also work closely with a Consumer Advisory Board, which provides feedback and advice on programs that the DHP offers.


For more information, contact:
Kim Bruns
DHP Program Coordinator

The University of Kansas
Institute for Health and Disability Policy Studies
1000 Sunnyside Rd.
3099 Dole Center
Lawrence, KS 66045

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