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The resources of the Disability Research Institute included the University of Illinois’ expertise in disability, social sciences, engineering, law, public policy, and its National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the nation’s leading site for the development of supercomputing applications.

In addition the following nationally recognized institutions were partners with Illinois:

  • Northwestern University, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Management and Labor Relations
  • University of Chicago, National Opinion Research Center

The following institutions served as collaborating institutions:

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Disability and Human Development
  • Indiana University, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
  • The Ohio State University, College of Education
  • University of Wisconsin–Stout, Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute
  • University of Richmond, Bureau of Disability Economics Research
  • University of Rhode Island, Schmidt Labor Research Center
  • Southern University, Rehabilitation Counseling Center
  • Syracuse University, Burton Blatt Institute

Over 100 researchers from across the nation participated in DRI projects enabling the institute to assemble the most effective teams possible to address the research questions posed.  In addition to the institutions cited above researchers from the following institutions participated in DRI research projects:

  • Arizona State University
  • ARC of the United States
  • Coleman Institute, University of Colorado
  • DePaul University
  • George Washington University
  • Indiana University
  • Michigan State University
  • Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Veteran’s Administration
  • Rush University
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Richmond
  • Urban Institute

Institute Staff:

  • Director: Tanya M. Gallagher, PhD
  • Associate Director: David Strauser, PhD