Dr. Amanda Reichard Accepts Position at the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)

December 2, 2016

Dr. Amanda Reichard

Dr. Amanda Reichard, Research Assistant Professor at the Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire, has accepted a position as Program Officer at the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

“The IOD is encouraged that Dr. Amanda Reichard, a hard working professional absolutely committed to addressing the needs of persons with disabilities and their families, will be in Washington, DC., during this period of transition in administrations,” shares Dr. Charles Drum, Director of the Institute on Disability. “We wish her much success in her new role.”

For the past three years, Dr. Reichard has been a Research Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability. She has expertise as a health services researcher using national survey data and state Medicaid claims data to analyze health care access, utilization, and disparities among people with disabilities. Dr. Reichard has served as primary investigator or directed research that includes a wide range of topics including cost effectiveness of Medicaid for individuals with physical disabilities in improving their health and using Medical Expenditures Panel Survey (MEPS) data to better understand health care cost and utilization among people with disabilities, including those dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare.

Part of the Administration for Community Living, NIDILRR’s mission is to generate new knowledge and promote its effective use to improve the abilities of people with disabilities to perform activities of their choice in the community and to expand society’s capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for its citizens with disabilities. You can learn more about their work and current funding opportunities on their website.

The Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire was established in 1987 to provide a university-based focus for the improvement of knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of persons with disabilities and their families. Its mission is to promote full access, equal opportunities, and participation for all persons by strengthening communities and advancing policy and systems change, promising practices, education, and research.