Dr. Houtenville is extensively involved in disability statistics and employment policy research. He has published widely in the areas of disability statistics and the economic status of people with disabilities. He is the Principle Investigator on the NIDILRR-funded Employment Policy and Measurement Rehabilitation and Research Training Center. Dr. Houtenville received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of New Hampshire in 1997 and was a National Institute on Aging Post-Doctoral Fellow at Syracuse University in 1998/1999. He was also a Senior Research Associate at Cornell University and New Editions Consulting in McLean, Virginia.
Annual Disability Statistics Compendium Release
Join the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) for the release of the 2017 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium. Participants are invited to join the event either in-person or online. The event will be archived for later viewing.
The Compendium release briefing will include a briefing and overview of the new Compendium, a data panel discussion, as well as several invited speakers.
About the Compendium
The Compendium is a web-based tool that pools disability statistics published by various federal agencies together in one place. When working on legislative and other matters relating to persons with disabilities, the Compendium will make finding and using disability statistics easier. The event includes a roll-out of new data and statistics, and a panel of government agencies discussing trends and data usage.
Eric has spent the last 14 years developing his interest in disabilities and mental health. After receiving his bachelor's degree in psychology, Eric worked directly with children and adults with mental health conditions at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center and McLean Hospital. Eric's fieldwork for his master's degree examined brain weights in autism. His Ph.D. coursework was in statistics, research methodology, molecular biology, and genetic sciences. Eric's career focus includes health disparities, disabilities and mental health, with research interests such as the impact of disabilities, physical illness and mental illness on quality of life, access to care, and health outcomes. Eric's career goals include teaching, research, grant writing, and publishing as well as informing policy on the state and federal level.
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