Sara Rainer

Project Director

Education

  • B.A., History, University of New Hampshire, 2013

  • M.P.H., University of New Hampshire, in progress

Professional Background

Sara’s motivation is grounded in the notion of equality - that all people deserve equal rights and opportunities. Sara joined the Institute on Disability in the fall of 2012 during her senior year of undergraduate study. She was hired as a full time employee upon graduating, putting her passion for inclusion and accessibility to work. She has a background in human services and is particularly interested in health promotion, knowledge translation, and health equity for underserved populations.

Projects

The Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) Knowledge Translation research project uses a grassroots community engagement technique to assess both the efficacy of the CEI method to address recreation access for people with disabilities and effective knowledge transfer methods for using the Community Engagement Evaluation.
The New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Project (DPH) is a collaboration between the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services and its Bona Fide Agent, the Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire. The overarching goal of the collaboration is to improve the health and quality of life of people with disabilities in NH by strengthening the capacity of the state’s public health programs and initiatives to include people with intellectual disabilities and mobility limitations.

Sara Rainer
Phone: 
603.862.1557
Curriculum Vitae: 
Institute on Disability
10 West Edge Drive, Suite 101
Durham, NH 03824