- B.A, Sociology, Clark University
- M.A., Applied Sociology, University of Massachusetts
- Ph.D., Sociology, University of New Hampshire
Erica Jablonski joined the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability in May of 2022. She is working on the NIDILRR-funded Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) program. Erica has previously conducted qualitative and quantitative research in non-profit and academic settings on a variety of subject areas, including homelessness, bioethics (e.g., pain and palliative care studies), education, and family caregiving. She has presented at regional, national, and international conferences as well as publishing on these topics. Erica plans to identify and apply relevant concepts from these experiences and her doctoral research, such as the continuum of care, the stress process model, the asset vs. deficit model of learning, and the importance of desirable difficulties, as she expands her knowledge of disability employment in her current position. Her quantitative master’s thesis analyzed factors associated with success in a homeless transitional program. Her qualitative dissertation was titled, “Informal Caregiver Identity: Voluntary Job Fit, Teamwork and Tools”.