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

For the last 18 years, Megan Henly, Ph.D., has worked in survey production (both small scale and large, nationally-representative data collection efforts) and statistical analysis in academia, federal government, and the non-profit sectors. As an analyst at the Institute on Disability, her work is focused on identifying and utilizing survey data sets that capture a representative picture of how people with disabilities are doing with respect to employment, health, and overall well-being. Dr. Henly seeks to identify unique methods of measuring these outcomes in a manner that contributes to existing academic research and that is also practical to policymakers. In addition, her work with StatsRRTC offers support to those who serve people with disabilities in accessing and interpreting current disability statistics.


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