Erica Jablonski

Erica Jablonski is a woman with curly red-blond hair and glasses
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Phone: (603) 862-4320
Office: UNH CHHS Institute on Disability, 10 West Edge, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: She/her/hers


  • B.A, Sociology, Clark University
  • M.A., Applied Sociology, University of Massachusetts
  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of New Hampshire


Professional Background

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”.

Research Interests

  • Caregivers
  • Economics of Disability
  • Persons with Disabilities - Services For
  • Vocational Services for People With Disabilities
  • Person With a Disability (Health/Safety/Medical)
  • Work and family

Selected Publications

  • Honwad, S., Jablonski, E., Abrams, E., Middleton, M., Hanley, I., Marhefka, E., . . . Varner, R. (2019). Connecting Formal Science Classroom Learning to Community, Culture and Context in India. In SCIENCE EDUCATION IN INDIA: PHILOSOPHICAL, HISTORICAL, AND CONTEMPORARY CONVERSATIONS (pp. 143-162). doi:10.1007/978-981-13-9593-2_8

  • Abrams, E., Middleton, M., Honwad, S., Jablonski, E., Koper, M., Thelemarck, C., . . . Eckert, R. (2017). Using Systems Mapping to Plan Scientific Investigations. Science Scope, 040(05). doi:10.2505/4/ss17_040_05_24

  • Jablonski, E. (n.d.). Who Cares? Social Roles and Attempts to Modify Behavioral Strategies through Service Provider Presentations. Sociology and Anthropology, 5(1), 9-18. doi:10.13189/sa.2017.050102

  • Fields, E. T., Levy, A. J., Karelitz, T. M., Martinez-Gudapakkam, A., & Jablonski, E. (2012). The science of professional development. PHI DELTA KAPPAN, 93(8), 44-46. doi:10.1177/003172171209300810

  • Levy, A. J., Joy, L., Ellis, P., Jablonski, E., & Karelitz, T. M. (2012). “Estimating Teacher Turnover Costs: A Case Study.”. Journal of Education Finance, 38(2), 102-129.

  • Karelitz, T. M., Fields, E., Levy, A. J., Martinez-Gudapakkam, A., & Jablonski, E. (2011). “No Teacher Left Unqualified: How Teachers and Principals Respond to the Highly Qualified Mandate.”. Science Educator, 20(1), 1-11.

  • Dawson, R., Sellers, D. E., Spross, J. A., Jablonski, E. S., Hoyer, D. R., & Solomon, M. Z. (2005). Do Patients' Beliefs Act as Barriers to Effective Pain Management Behaviors and Outcomes in Patients With Cancer-Related or Noncancer-Related Pain?. Oncology Nursing Forum, 32(2), 363-374. doi:10.1188/05.onf.363-374

  • Dawson, R., Spross, J. A., Jablonski, E. S., Hoyer, D. R., Sellers, D. E., & Solomon, M. Z. (2002). Probing the Paradox of Patients' Satisfaction with Inadequate Pain Management. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 23(3), 211-220. doi:10.1016/s0885-3924(01)00399-2