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Center on Disability & Health

The Center on Disability & Health was founded in 2004 to promote health and access to care for people with disabilities, prevent secondary conditions, and eliminate disparities between people with and without disabilities in the United States. Its objectives include conducting interdisciplinary research, training, technical assistance, and educational activities related to disability and health.

Center Contact: 

Susan W. Fox, Ph.D., Director
(914) 493-8204


WIHD logoOn December 5, 2022, the "A Dozen Ways to Enhance Quality of Care for Patients with Disabilities” presentation allowed attendees to hear directly from individuals with disabilities on their experiences with health care services and how providers can improve communication and delivery of services.

On July 27, 2022, Dr. Liz Isakson presented "Building Bridges: Cross Sector Cooperation for Developmental Promotion, Early Detection and Linkages to Services" to faculty and staff. The presentation explored the key factors for a successful community-wide approach to promoting early childhood development, detection of delays and linking families with young children to timely and appropriate services.


Primary areas of interest are shown below and link to members of our research team at the Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) with the relevant expertise.

Clinical Research

Social/Behavioral and Education

To learn more about WIHD’s programs, services and events, please visit the Westchester Institute for Human Development website.