Current Projects

NOTE: The Disability Determination Process (DDP) Small Grant Program was the predecessor program to ARDRAW. DDP operated from 2012-2017 and produced 49 successfully completed research projects. These are available on the DDP website at the following link:

CohortNameCollege/UniversityDegreeProgramProject Title
2Mariana AmorimCornell UniversityPh.D.Policy Analysis and ManagementIntersection of Family Composition, Motherhood and Labor Force Outcomes: Outcomes for Women with Disabilities
2Erin BeneteauUniversity of WashingtonPh.D.Information ScienceWork Accommodations and Opportunities for Adults Who Have Developed Severe Physical and/or Communication Impairments and Use Assistive Technologies
2Kelsi CarolanBoston UniversityPh.D.Social WorkUnderstanding Factors Promoting and Inhibiting Work in the Context of Chronic Neurological Disease: Uncovering Pathways to Intervention
2Katie CoxUniversity of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawJ.D.LawUnderstanding the Relationship and Fit between Workers’ Needs as Reflected in SSI and SSDI Claims and EEOC Charge Data and Court Decisions with Regard to Reasonable Accommodations Across Industries
2Zachary GlendeningVanderbilt University Ph.D.Community Research and ActionHUD Rental Assistance Programs as Auxiliary Tools for Helping SSI Recipient Families Achieve Positive Outcomes
2Katherine HurleyGeorge Washington University Ph.D.CounselingPersons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)/ SSI Recipients: Enhancing Employment
Opportunities through Exploring Agriculture-Based Job-Training and Employment
2Maxwell KelloggUniversity of Chicago Ph.D.EconomicsSocial Security Disability Insurance and the Rise of Multiple-Earner Households
2Erin McCauleyCornell UniversityPh.D.Sociology, Program AnalysisHow Has Medicaid Expansion Affected Healthcare Coverage and Labor Market Activity among Those with Disabilities?
2Jessica MurrayGraduate Center, CUNY Ph.D.PsychologyUnderstanding Transportation Challenges for People with Disabilities Returning to Work
2Emily RogersNew York University Ph.D.American StudiesEngendering Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Ethnographic Research on Rehabilitation Amidst Scientific Controversy
2Shahrzad SajadiUniversity of Massachusetts Boston Ph.D.Inclusion and Social DevelopmentBarriers to Obtaining Federal Benefits for Disabled Pre-release Offenders in Massachusetts
2Katie SavinUniversity of California, Berkeley Ph.D.Social WorkDisabled and Poor: How SSI and SSDI Beneficiaries Work Around and Within Current Labor Incentive Programs
2Michelle Woodford-MartinHarvard UniversityPh.D.Population Health SciencesApplication and Receipt of SSI benefit Rates among Families with Infants in Neonatal Intensive Care Units