Completed Projects

DDP Small Grant Program Completed Projects

Year
Last, First
University
Degree
Area of Study
Research Project
2012Brown, KateKeck Graduate Institute of Applied Life SciencesMBSBioscienceDisability Determination Process: Compassionate Allowance List
2012Jung, SharonIndiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)PsyDClinical PsychologyThe Impact of the DSM-5’s Dimensional Classification System on SSDI and SSI Rolls
2012MacGregor, CaseyUniversity of California, Los AngelesPhDSocial WelfareCase Study of a Program to Help Clients of a Homeless Shelter and Supportive Housing Residence with SSI/SSDI Applications
2012Sogar, ChristinaUniversity of California, BerkeleyPhDSocial WelfareThe TANF-SSI Transition
2012Stone, Mary EllenCase Western Reserve UniversityPhDSociologyThe Rising Visibility of the Work-Disabled Population: Influence of Self-Reported Work Disability in Applying for SSDI
2012Telford, RobinUniversity of South FloridaPhDPublic HealthJustice-Involved Adults with Serious Mental Illness and the Disability Determination Process
2013Burke, ShannaSimmons CollegeMSWSocial WorkA Systematic Review of Three Conditions for Possible Inclusion in the Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowances Program
2013Jung, SharonIndiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)PsyDClinical PsychologyEcological Validity of Neuropsychological Tests: Role of Memory and Executive Skills in Predicting Functional Ability in a Clinical Population
2013Keesler, JohnUniversity at BuffaloMSWSocial WelfareA Pilot Study of Service Coordinator and Family Experiences in Applying for Supplemental Security Income for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities:
Identifying Strengths, Obstacles and Recommendations for Improvement
2013Lanza, AllyssaAntioch University New EnglandPsyDClinical Psychology The WISC-IV and Children and Adolescents with Intellectual Disability: Evaluating for Hidden Floor Effects in the US Version
2013Nevill, RoseThe Ohio State UniversityPsyDPsychologyImproving Knowledge Transfer to Families of People with Disabilities on the SSI Application Process
2013Pulcini, ChristianTufts University School of MedicineMDMedicineExplaining Growth of Mental Impairments among Children and Adolescents receiving SSI
2013Wu, KathyNortheastern UniversityPhDCounseling PsychologyThe “Lived Experiences” of a Chronically Homeless, Urban Population: Systemic Challenges to Achieving Their Vocational and Rehabilitation Dreams
2014Arthur, PaulUniversity of FloridaPhDRehabilitation ScienceEmpirical Approach to Linking the ICF to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles
2014Burke, ShannaSimmons CollegePhDSocial WorkA Systematic Review of Two Conditions for Possible Inclusion in the Social Security Administration's Compassionate Allowance Program
2014Johnson, AnnaDePaul UniversityMSWTBDHomelessness and SSI: Comparing SSI Applications for Individuals Accepted and Denied Disability Income
2014Keesler, JohnUniversity at BuffaloPhDSocial WelfareA National Survey of the SSI Application/Disability Determination Process for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
2014Morris, ZacharyUniversity of California-BerkleyPhDSocial WelfareMeasuring Capabilities and Requiring Work: Comparing the Work Capability Assessment in Great Britain with the United States Disability Process
2014Pulcini, ChristianTufts University School of MedicineMDMedicineIdentifying and Explaining Co-morbid Conditions among Children and Adolescents Qualifying for SSI under the Mental Health Impairment Category
2014Sechrist, SarinaUniversity of PittsburghMSRehabilitation CounselingIncorporating ICF and Employment Concepts and Terminology in Residual Mental Functional Capacity Ratings: A Proposed Modification for Autism Spectrum Disorder
2014Skenzich, AnnaUniversity of MinnesotaPhDHealth Policy and ResearchA Proposal to Measure Chronic Pain: From subjective or non-measurement to Objective and Scientific Measurement of Chronic Pain for Purposes of Disability Evaluation
2014Stone, Mary EllenCase Western Reserve UniversityPhDSociologyMaking the Transition: Influence of Self-Reported Work Disability on Labor Force Careers
2014VanDerwerken, AngelaUniversity at AlbanyPhDEconomicsHow New Drugs and Therapy Might Affect Disability Applications and Terminations for Individuals with Mental Disabilities
2014Vella, LeaUniversity of California-San DiegoPhDClinical PsychologyCognitive Impairment and Disability Determination in the Sheltered Homeless