Completed Projects

DDP Small Grant Program Completed Projects

2016Zeko-Underwood, EldaNortheastern UniversityPhD Emerging Challenges on Access: Phenomenological Study of non-US Citizens experience during SSI Application Process
2016Aquino, KatherineSeton Hall UniversityPhDHigher Education and the Disability Determination Process: Accessing SSI/SSDI in Postsecondary Education
2016Berkowitz, LindsayUC BerkeleyPhDAn Exploratory Study to Assess the Evaluation of Chronic Pain in the SSA Disability Determination Process
2016Lowder, EvanNorth Carolina State UniversityPhDApplication-level and State level Predictors of SSI/SSDI Outcomes in a National Sample of Adults at Risk of Homelessness
2016Erin, McCauley
Samples, Leah
Vanderbilt UniversityPhDQualitative and Quantitative Study of SOAR in the CJ Setting
2016Zach, MorrisUC BerkeleyPhDHow to Intervene Early with SSDI Applicants; Lessons From a New Return To Work Program in Denmark
2016Stanley, MeganNorthwestern UniversityPhDFresh Perspectives: How Claimants Understand the Adult Disability and Function Reports
2016Prenovitz, SarahCornell UniversityPhDEffects of DI on Health and Financial Well-Being
2015Dezieck, MackenzieAssumption CollegeMSRehabilitation Counseling Enhanced Claiment Participation for Veterans with Mental Health Disabilites in Evaluating Functional Limitations & Severity
2015Lowder, EvanNorth Carolina State UniversityPhDPsychology The Role of the SOAR Model in Successful Community Reintegration
2015Olzenak, DanaUniversity of RochesterPhDEpidemiologyAdding Motor Assessment to the Disability Determination Process in School-Aged Children with ASD: Implications for Participation
2015Sechrist, SarinaUniversity of PittsburghMSRehabilitation Counseling A Conceptual Harmonization between the SSA Disability Determination Process and ICF and DOT Frameworks: A Guide to Assessing the Mental Residual Functional Capacity of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders"
2015Skenzich, AnnUniversity of MinnesotaPhDHealth and Rehabilitation SciencesA Full Research Study Formally Analyzing an Objective, Functional Measurement of Pain with the use of a Validated Visual Analog Scale for Chronic Pain Patients for the Purposes of a Disability Determination Program
2014Burke, ShannaSimmons CollegePhDSocial WorkA Systematic Review of Idiopathic Basal Ganglia Calcification for Possible Inclusion in the Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowances Program
2014VanDerwerken, AngelaUniversity at AlbanyPhDEconomicsEffect of New Psychotropic Pharmaceuticals on Disability Insurance
Applications: Evidence from Matched SIPP/Administrative Data
2014Johnson, AnnaDePaul UniversityMSWSocial WorkHomelessness and SSI: Comparing SSI Applications for Individuals Accepted and Denied Disability Income
2014Vella, LeaUniversity of California-San DiegoPhDClinical PsychologyCognitive Impairment and Disability Determination in the Sheltered Homeless
2014Stone, Mary EllenCase Western Reserve UniversityPhDSociologyMaking the Transition: Influence of Self-Reported Work Disability on Labor Force Careers
2014Skenzich, AnneUniversity 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
2014Sechrist, SarinaUniversity of PittsburghMSRehabilitation CounselingIncorporating ICF and Employment Concepts and Terminology in Residual Mental Functional Capacity Ratings: A Proposed Modification for Autism Spectrum Disorder
2014Morris, ZacharyUniversity of California-BerkleyPhDSocial WelfareMeasuring Capabilities and Requiring Work: Comparing the Work Capability Assessment in Great Britain with the United States Disability Process
2014Keesler, JohnUniversity at BuffaloPhDSocial WelfareThe Application Process for Supplemental Security Income for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A National Survey of Service Coordinator and Family Experiences
2014Arthur, PaulUniversity of FloridaPhDRehabilitation ScienceEmpirical Approach to Linking the ICF to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles
2014Pulcini, ChristianTufts University School of MedicineMDMedicineIdentifying and Explaining Co-morbid Conditions among Children and Adolescents Qualifying for SSI under the Mental Health Impairment Category
2013Burke, ShannaSimmons CollegePhDSocial WorkA Systematic Review of Three Conditions for Possible Inclusion in the Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowances Program
2013Hooyer, KatinkaUniv. of Wisconsin-MilwaukeePhDMedical AnthropologyThe “Trauma Pitch”: How Stigma Emerges for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans in the PTSD Disability Claims Process
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
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
2013Wu, KathyNortheastern UniversityPhDCounseling PsychologyThe “Lived Experiences” of a Chronically Homeless, Urban Population: Systemic Challenges to Achieving Their Vocational and Rehabilitation Dreams
2013Pulcini, ChristianTufts University School of MedicineMDMedicineExplaining Growth of Mental Impairments among Children and Adolescents receiving SSI
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
2012Telford, RobinUniversity of South FloridaPhDPublic HealthJustice-Involved Adults with Serious Mental Illness and the Disability Determination Process
2012Jung, SharonIndiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)PsyDClinical PsychologyThe Impact of the DSM-5’s Dimensional Classification System on SSDI and SSI Rolls
2012Brown, KateKeck Graduate Institute of Applied Life SciencesMBSBioscienceDisability Determination Process: Compassionate Allowance List
2012Stone, Mary EllenCase Western Reserve UniversityPhDSociologyThe Rising Visibility of the Work-Disabled Population: Influence of Self-Reported Work Disability in Applying for SSDI
2012Sogar, ChristinaUniversity of California, BerkeleyPhDSocial WelfareThe TANF-SSI Transition
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