David O'Hara, PhD

Westchester Institute for Human Development
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
in affiliation with New York Medical College
Cedarwood Hall
Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: 914-493-8316
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: October 24, 2018

David O'Hara

Leadership Administrative Staff: Chief Operations Officer
Specialty Resource Contacts: Technology
Discipline(s): Social Work
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Improving Access and Participation for Individuals with I/DD across the Lifespan, Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination in Individuals with I/DD across the Lifespan
Education: University of Manchester BSc 1966 Chemistry
University of Liverpool DASS 1970 Social Work
University of Maryland PhD 1986 Social Work


Dr. David O'Hara serves as the Chief Operating Officer at the Westchester Institute of Human Development (WIHD), one of 67 University Centers of Excellence in Disability Education, Research and Training in the United States. Each year WIHD provides comprehensive medical and dental services to over 5,500 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In 2014, Dr. O'Hara was selected as one of 12 new health information technology fellows by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology given his efforts to reduce health disparities among individuals with disabilities through the use of smart technology and to promote better patient-centered care for people with limited health literacy.