Completed

2014-2019         

Statistics and Demographics Rehabilitation and Research Training Center, U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research ($4,375,000)

PI: Andrew Houtenville

Role: Project Director

Purpose: The mission of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) is to narrow and actively bridge the divide between the producers and end users of disability statistics, thereby supporting better data collection, more accurate information, better decision-making, more effective programs, and better lives for people with disabilities.

2014-2015         

The 2015 Kessler Foundation National Employment and Disability Survey, Kessler Foundation ($499,999)

PI: Andrew Houtenville

Role: Co-PI

Purpose:  The Kessler Employment Survey was a nationally representative survey of over 3000 Americans with disabilities. The survey examined the unique experiences of people with disabilities and identified successful strategies used by current and former workers with disabilities to find and sustain employment. Findings from the survey can inform development of new programs and policies to support persons with disabilities to reach their employment goals.

2010-2015         

Employment Policy and Measurement Rehabilitation and Research Training Center 2, U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research ($4,250,000)

PI: Andrew Houtenville

Role: Project Director

Purpose: The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement (EPM-RRTC) is (a) investigating the impact of federal and state policies and programs on employment, paying particular attention to the effects of program interactions, (b) examining new ways of measuring employment outcomes, and (c) facilitating the translation of research findings to guide policymaking and program administration.

2009-2014         

Greater Nashua Services in Supported Housing Project, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ($2,000,000)

Role: Lead researcher & evaluator

Purpose: To provide intensive outpatient substance use treatment and recovery services to individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders and to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of evidence-based practices to support recovery.

2011-2014         

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community and Independent Living, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (University of New Hampshire Subcontract: $100,000)

Role: Researcher

Purpose: To examine the role of environmental and socio-demographic factors in community participation among individuals with disabilities; a secondary data analysis using the American Community Survey five-year pooled data.

2007-2010         

Gaining Access to What Students Know, US Department of Education ($1,000,000).

Role: Program Evaluator

Purpose: To refine and develop appropriate accommodations to the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP).

2007-2010         

Youth Empowerment Services, Administration on Developmental Disabilities ($434,548).

Role: Lead Researcher and Program Evaluator

Purpose: To conduct youth leadership series focused on developing self-efficacy, and self-advocacy skills that improve employment, transportation, health, and housing policies and outcomes.

2007-2010       

Transitions in Caregiving, Administration in Aging ($2,075,357)

Role: Lead Researcher and Program Evaluator

Purpose: To develop an infrastructure to implement consumer directed service model to aid nursing home diversion for older adults in NH.