Andrew Houtenville, PhD

Director of Research

Education

  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, National Institute on Aging, Syracuse University, 1998-99
  • Ph.D., Economics, University of New Hampshire, 1997
  • M.A., Economics, University of New Hampshire, 1991

Professional Background

Dr. Andrew Houtenville is an Associate Professor of Economics and Research Director of at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. He is extensively involved in disability statistics and employment policy research. He has been published widely in the areas of disability statistics and the economic status of people with disabilities. 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.

Projects

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.
Understanding the Factors Associated with the Health Disparities Experienced by People with Intellectual Disabilities
The employment gap between people with and without disabilities is well-documented. Research findings point to two main factors that contribute to the persistence of these employment disparities: 
Many employers fully engage people with disabilities in their workforces--hiring, retaining, and advancing their employees with disabilities.

Andrew Houtenville
Phone: 
603-862-4004
Curriculum Vitae: 
Institute on Disability
10 West Edge Drive, Suite 101
Durham, NH 03824