Debra Brucker, MPA, Ph.D.

Institute on Disability / UCED
Institute on Disability
University of New Hampshire
10 West Edge Drive, Suite 101
Durham, NH 03824-3595
Phone: 603-862-1643
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: November 08, 2019


Primary Activity Coordinators: Technical Assistance
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Disability & Food Security
Disability Statistics and Demographics Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (StatsRRTC)
Employment Policy and Measurement Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
Aging & Disability
Discipline(s): Public policy
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Education: Ph.D., Urban Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, 2007
M.P.A., Social Policy Analysis, University of Delaware, 1995
B.A., Psychology and Criminal Justice, University of Delaware, 1991


As a Research Associate Professor at the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability, Dr. Debra Brucker uses national level survey data to measure the economic, health and social well-being of persons with disabilities.  She has over 20 years of applied policy research experience and has held social and health policy research positions at academic institutions, research organizations, and state agencies.  Her work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals including Social Science Quarterly, Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, and Journal of Disability Policy Studies.