Who We Are

The Law, Health Policy, and Disability Center is an emerging leader in law, technology, education and research. We are focused on improving the quality of life for persons living with disabilities. Based at the University of Iowa College of Law, with offices in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere, the center concentrates on public policy and its impact on persons with disabilities, with an emphasis on employment, self-determination and self-sufficiency.

The Center's unique location in a college of law and its partnerships with colleges of education and public health promote multidisciplinary approaches to research, education and outreach. Using a seminar and team approach with real-world projects, we educate the next generation of legal, rehabilitation, and public health professionals who will influence public policy through their work.

We collaborate with:

Work at the Center includes basic research, education, training, technical assistance, and outreach. Our knowledge utilization activities include web-based dissemination, and public speaking. We publish in both non-reviewed and peer-reviewed journals, to share our research outcomes.

Center staff specialize in:

The Center disseminates its findings to sponsors, partners, collaborators, and the public through presentations, publications, and other knowledge utilization activities. We invite public comment, feedback and discussion through our discussion bulletin boards or through e-mail to any of the staff. E-mail addresses, as well as mailing addresses, for individual staff members are available on our Contact Us page.

The Law, Health Policy & Disability Center mirrors five interdepent commitments, based on the University of Iowa and College of Law's CORE values:
Learning - Integrity - Community - Quality - Responsibility

Education - Provide quality education to all students and professionals.

Research - Promote quality research and information exchange with respect to law, health policy, and disabilities.

Service - Provide to individual and community partners to enhance awareness of disability and health-related matters.

Technologies - Pursue research on new technologies and evaluate their applications in education and service for persons with disabilities.