The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

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2017 News

Along with the University of Michigan's Department of Family Medicine, the Lurie Institute received a new grant to study perinatal care and pregnancy outcomes for women who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Learn more about this exciting new NIH grant here.


In September, The Lurie Institute announced the launch of a new website. The National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities shares the results of our research and provides training and technical assistance to support parents with their disabilities and their families, and makes available research results and helpful information about working with parents with disabilities to social workers, researchers, and legal professionals. 


In September, The Lurie Institute hired a new post-doctoral fellow, Irina Cain, PhD. 


In August, Research Assistant and Heller PhD student, Robbie Dembo, received an award from the Social Security Administration's (SSA's) Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program for his proposal titled The Great Recession and Unemployed People with Disabilities: Have the Barriers to Work Changed?


In May, Research Associate, Robyn Powell, MA, JD, PhD Candidate, was selected to receive the American Public Health Association Disability Section Student Incentive Award. This award is given in recognition of an outstanding research abstract submitted for the 2017 APHA annual meeting.


In March, Monika Mitra, PhD took over as Interim Director of the Institute. 

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