Our staff

Our research centers, clinical and community programs, and units

UIC DHD academic programs

Director: Sarah Parker Harris
Contact:
DHD Office of Academic Affairs
dhdosa@uic.edu
312-996-1508

Assistive Technology Unit

Director: Glenn Hedman
Contact:
atu@uic.edu
312-413-9065

Center on Health Promotion

Contact:
Yochai Eisenberg
yeisen2@uic.edu
312-413-9410

Evaluation and Public Policy Unit

Director: Kueifang (Kelly) Hsieh
Contact:
hsieh@uic.edu
312-413-1530

Family Support Research and Training Center

Director: Tamar Heller
Contact:
familysupport@uic.edu
312-413-1757

Great Lakes ADA Center

Director: Robin Jones
Contact:
guiness@uic.edu
312-413-1407 (V/TTY)

 

Illinois LEND

Director: Kruti Acharya
Contact:
jsalam2@uic.edu
312-996-8905

Program on Disability Art, Culture and Humanities

Director: Carrie Sandahl
Contact:
csandahl@uic.edu
312-996-1967

RTCDD

Director: Tamar Heller
Contact:
theller@uic.edu

312-413-1647

The CEED Project

Director: Sarah Parker Harris
Contact:
CEED@uic.edu
312-996-7988

CCBMDR

Director: Fabricio E Balcazar
Contact:
fabricio@uic.edu
312-413-1646

UIC DHD Directory

For a full listing of DHD staff and faculty check out the UIC DHD Directory

IDHD/LEND Consumer Advisory Committee

Our advisory committee is comprised of individuals with disabilities, family members, and partner organizations in Illinois. The IDHD advisory committee provides information, feedback, and advice to our staff on how to advance the lives of people with disabilities in the state through their work.

  • Advise and guide the work of the IDHD
  • Help create and move toward the vision of the IDHD
  • Serve as an informal bridge between the community and the university in our state

Individual and family advocates

  • Jessica Buettner
  • Lisa Cesal
  • Marty Fox
  • Michael Grice
  • Alba Gharib
  • Nora Handler
  • Stevie Hopkins
  • Laurie Jerue
  • Elbert Lott
  • Dorelia Rivera
  • Leanne Roth
  • Cathy Saunders
  • Vincent Smith
  • Monica Thorns
  • Tara Wickey

Organizational representatives

Institute on Disability and Human Development

1640 W. Roosevelt Road, MC 626, Chicago, IL 60608