The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

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The Lurie Institute’s research programs deepen the public understanding of disability and what it entails for children, youth and adults with disabilities and their caregivers. Our dedication to inclusive social policy, the civil and human rights of people with disabilities and others from marginalized populations, intersectional analysis that takes into account disability and its interactions with other factors like race and gender, and equal access to healthcare and community support underpin the work we do. Like the rest of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, we believe strongly in producing and sharing knowledge to advance social justice.

Our work incorporates independent qualitative and quantitative projects and program evaluations that are geared toward improving the health and overall wellbeing of children, youth and adults with disabilities, including studies on prenatal and maternal health of women with disabilities, healthcare outcomes for people with disabilities, and the experiences of parents and prospective parents with disabilities.

Knowledge Advancing Social Justice

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