Megan Henly

Megan Henly is a woman with shoulder length brown hair in a dark blue blazer leaning up against a stone wall with the Washington Monument and Reflecting Pool in the background
Project Director
Phone: (603) 862-1488
Office: Institute on Disability, 10 West Edge Drive, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Megan Henly has over 20 years of experience in survey production and statistical analysis in academia, government, and the non-profit sectors. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology and an M.S. in survey methodology. As a researcher at the Institute on Disability, her work is focused on identifying and utilizing secondary data sources that capture a representative picture of how people with disabilities are doing with respect to employment, health, community participation, 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. Her current research includes an examination of the role of homeownership in shaping outcomes for SSI recipients, and an analysis of access to workplace accommodations across categories of race and ethnicity. In addition, she currently serves as a mentor to the IOD’s ARRT postdoctoral researchers.

Selected Publications

  • Brucker, D. L., Henly, M., & Rafal, M. (2022). The association of disability status with job tenure for U.S. workers.. Work, 72(1), 109-117. doi:10.3233/WOR-205004

  • Turner, H. A., Finkelhor, D., & Henly, M. (2021). Exposure to Family and Friend Homicide in a Nationally Representative Sample of Youth. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(7-8), NP4413-NP4442. doi:10.1177/0886260518787200

  • Turner, H. A., Finkelhor, D., & Henly, M. (2021). Exposure to Family and Friend Homicide in a Nationally Representative Sample of Youth. JOURNAL OF INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE, 36(7-8), NP4413-NP4442. doi:10.1177/0886260518787200

  • Turner, H. A., Finkelhor, D., Mitchell, K. J., Jones, L. M., & Henly, M. (2020). Strengthening the predictive power of screening for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in younger and older children. CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT, 107. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104522

  • Henly, M., & Brucker, D. L. (2020). More than just lower wages: intrinsic job quality for college graduates with disabilities. JOURNAL OF EDUCATION AND WORK, 33(5-6), 410-424. doi:10.1080/13639080.2020.1842865

  • Henly, M., & Brucker, D. L. (2019). Transportation patterns demonstrate inequalities in community participation for working-age Americans with disabilities. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART A-POLICY AND PRACTICE, 130, 93-106. doi:10.1016/j.tra.2019.09.042

  • Lauer, E. A., Henly, M., & Brucker, D. L. (2019). Prescription opioid behaviors among adults with and without disabilities - United States, 2015-2016. DISABILITY AND HEALTH JOURNAL, 12(3), 519-522. doi:10.1016/j.dhjo.2018.12.001

  • Simon, T. R., Shattuck, A., Kacha-Ochana, A., David-Ferdon, C. F., Hamby, S., Henly, M., . . . Finkelhor, D. (2018). Injuries From Physical Abuse: National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence I-Ill. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, 54(1), 129-132. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2017.08.031

  • Safford, T. G., Norman, K. C., Henly, M., Mills, K. E., & Levin, P. S. (2014). Environmental Awareness and Public Support for Protecting and Restoring Puget Sound. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, 53(4), 757-768. doi:10.1007/s00267-014-0236-8

  • Ulrich-Schad, J. D., Henly, M., & Safford, T. G. (2013). The Role of Community Assessments, Place, and the Great Recession in the Migration Intentions of Rural Americans. RURAL SOCIOLOGY, 78(3), 371-398. doi:10.1111/ruso.12016