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.

These KU DHP staff work 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.

This website was supported by Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number DD000006 from CDC, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Disability and Health Branch. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC, NCBDDD, Disability and Health Branch.

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Jean Hall

Director, IHDPS


The University of Kansas

Institute for Health and Disability Policy Studies

1000 Sunnyside Rd.

Lawrence, KS 66045