Glenn Fujiura, 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: 312-413-1977
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: November 22, 2013

Glenn Fujiura

Primary Activity Coordinators: Research
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Director of Graduate Studies, PhD Program in Rehabilitation; Certificate Program in Management and Leadership in the Non-Profit Disability Organization Certificate;
Center on the Epidemiolgy and Demography of Disability;
Discipline(s): Epidemiology
Disability Studies
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Research and Evaluation
Multicultural Council


Glenn Fujiura is a Professor of Human Development in the Department of Disability and Human Development, College of Applied Health Sciences, and Director of the College's PhD Program in Rehabilitation Sciences. He has returned full time to DHD after serving as interim Dean and Associate Dean for the College. His research includes studies of the fiscal structure and demographics of the disability service system, on family policy, evaluation of long-term care services, poverty and disability, ethnic and racial issues in disability, and on the statistical surveillance of disability. Dr. Fujiura has received over $6.7 million in external grant support as a principal investigator and $9.5 million as a co-investigator through 2012. Winner of numerous college teaching awards, he has also been active on the national policy scene, serving as Chair of the U.S. Administration on Developmental Disabilities Commissioner's Multicultural Advisory Committee, was a 1999 recipient of the National Rehabilitation Association's Switzer Scholar award, member of the Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee for the National Council on Disability, as a member of the President's Committee on Intellectual Disabilities during the Clinton administration, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on the External Evaluation of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. He is the editor-in-chief of the journal, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.