Danielle Augustin, MS, CHWC

Program Manager for the Technical Assistance and Training Center on Disability Inclusion in Emergency Preparedness | Public Health Team

Danielle Augustin, MS, CHWC

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Danielle serves as the Program Manager for the Technical Assistance and Training Center on Disability Inclusion in Emergency Preparedness as part of AUCD's Public Health efforts.

Danielle joins AUCD with a rich background in disability and health having served as the Disability Education Health Coach at the University of Kentucky's Human Development Institute, Kentucky's University Center for Excellence on Disability. In this role, she has been able to work across multiple projects and grant efforts, most notably the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities National Training Center (MHDD-NTC) and Kentucky's Disability and Health Grant awarded by the Center's for Disease Control and Prevention. Through these efforts, Danielle has developed strong education, training, and collaboration skills aimed at breaking down the barriers between disability organizations and public health professionals. She is able to utilize her background and expertise to empower organizations to work towards meaningful collaboration in order to bring about systematic change to decrease the health disparities experienced by individuals with disabilities.

Danielle earned a bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Mount Union and a Master of Science degree in Health Promotion from the University of Kentucky. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Educational Sciences with an emphasis on Health Psychology within the disability population at the University of Kentucky. Danielle is also a certified health and wellness coach through WellCoaches, trained in motivational interviewing and health behavior change on both an individual and organizational level. Danielle is passionate about helping individuals with disabilities lead a healthy lifestyle as well as educating health professional on disability as a means to improve their knowledge and self-efficacy to better serve this population.

Her interests include:

  • Health equality & equity
  • Organizational culture
  • Health behavior change
  • Co-occurring mental Health & disability