Megan Henly, Ph.D.

Project Director


Ph.D., Sociology, University of New Hampshire, 2015
M.S., Survey Methodology, University of Maryland – College Park, 2004
B.A., Sociology, University of Maryland – College Park, 2000

Professional Background

Megan Henly has over 20 years of experience in research and survey methodology in academia, the federal government, and non-profit sectors. She has been with the Institute on Disability since 2017 where her work centers on disparities in economic outcomes and social participation for people with disabilities. Her recent research examined qualitative aspects of job quality for college graduates with disabilities, differences in transportation patterns by disability status, and the methodological differences across data sources when considering the impact of food insecurity on people with disabilities. Dr. Henly’s current projects explore the role of community characteristics in shaping the outcomes of people aging with a disability in rural areas, and primary data collection that considers the intersection of functional ability, job accommodation, and job requirements.


The University of New Hampshire engages postdoctoral fellows in a rigorous and collegial Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) program designed to expand the capacity of disability and employment research to address the ongoing employment gap between people with and without disabilities.  
The mission of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) is to narrow and actively bridge the divide between the producers and end users of disability statistics, thereby supporting better data collection, more accurate information, better decision-making, more effective programs, and better lives for people with disabilities.
The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement (EPM-RRTC) is (a) investigating the impact of federal and state policies and programs on employment, paying particular attention to the effects of program interactions, (b) examining new ways of measuring employment outcomes, and (c) facilitating the translation of research findings to guide policymaking and program administration.

Megan Henly
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Institute on Disability
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Durham, NH 03824