Mary Kay Rizzolo, PhD

University of Illinois UCE
Department of Disability and Human Development
Institute on Disability and Human Development (M/C 626)
The University of Illinois at Chicago
1640 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608-6904
Phone: 312-413-8879
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Last Updated: July 20, 2016

Mary Kay Rizzolo

Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: The State of the States in Developmental Disabilities Subcontract; Evaluation and Special Projects;
Discipline(s): Public Health
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Mary C. Rizzolo (Mary Kay) is the Associate Director of the Institute on Disability and Human Development (IDHD), the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities for the State of Illinois. Ms. Rizzolo received her BA and MA in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina Central University, respectively. She received her doctoral degree in Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she researched the determinants of state utilization of nursing homes and state-operated institutions for persons with developmental disabilities.

Dr. Rizzolo has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and monographs on financial and programmatic trends in the states and the nation; state commitments for family support, supported living, and supported employment; and assistive technology for persons with cognitive disabilities.