Shifting the paradigm from ‘living with a disability’ to ‘thriving with a disability’ and maximizing the health, equity, and participation of people with disabilities


The Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center works to address disparities in access to healthcare, representation in academic settings, and inclusion within medical and public health research.


The depth and breadth of expertise and diversity of perspectives at Johns Hopkins make us uniquely poised to establish innovative and interdisciplinary approaches that could reduce inequities for persons with disabilities both within and outside of the University.


Through organizing symposiums, conducting innovative research, and connecting disability-related work across the university, the Disability Health Center strives to ensure that disability is no longer excluded in the health sciences.

Our goals:

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Develop evidence to address disability inequities

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Establish policies to reduce disability inequities

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Create approaches to reduce disability inequities

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Train the next generation of disability health leaders