Andrew Houtenville, PhD

Institute on Disability / UCED
Institute on Disability
University of New Hampshire
10 West Edge Drive, Suite 101
Durham, NH 03824-3595
 
Phone: 603-862-3999
Secondary Phone: 603-862-4320
Email: andrew.houtenville@unh.edu
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Last Updated: March 03, 2016

 

Primary Activity Coordinators: Research Director
Specialty Resource Contacts: Economics
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: www.ResearchonDisability.org
 
Discipline(s): Disability Studies
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership

Vita/Bio

Professional Background

Dr. Andrew Houtenville is an Associate Professor of Economics and Research Director at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire.  He is extensively involved in disability statistics and employment policy research.  He has been published widely in the areas of disability statistics and the economic status of people with disabilties.  Dr. Houtenveille received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of New Hampshire in 1997 and was a National Institute on Aging Post-Doctoral Fellow at Syracuse University in 1998/1999.  He was also a Senior Research Associate at Cornell University and New Editions Consulting in McLean, Virginia.

Projects

The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement (EPM-RRTC) will generate and translate new knowledge about disability employment policy and ways to measure the labor market experiences of people with disabilities.  In doing so, the Center will improve the quality of information about program interactions, policy options, and employment outcomes, increase evidenced-based advocacy and policymaking, foster more effective policies and practices, and ultimately, increase employment for people with disabilities. 

The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) will 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.  

The CDC-Component A: Reducing Health Disparities among People with Intellectual Disabilities project will inform efforts to (a) improve the capacity of current health surveillance systems to track the health and healthcare of people with intellectual disabilities and (b) increase the effectiveness of health-related practices, services, and programs that influence the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.