Burton Blatt Institute Senior Research Associate
Ms. Killeen is a Senior Research Associate at the Burton Blatt Institute with 20 years of experience in the field of disability research. She has a broad research background in disability and employment. In her previous research at CESSI in McLean, VA, Ms. Killeen was the PI on a NIDILRR-funded three-year field-initiated research project focusing on the strategies people with psychiatric disabilities use to maintain employment and build careers. Ms. Killeen’s research has also focused on workplace accommodations, workplace diversity, and disclosure issues. She is trained in both qualitative and quantitative research design with special expertise in qualitative methods and data analysis as well as survey development and quantitative data collection. She has extensive experience conducting focus groups, in-depth interviews, and online data collection. She is expert in the use of qualitative data analysis software to analyze, synthesize, and interpret large amounts of qualitative data efficiently. She has a Masters’ degree in clinical psychology and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in psychology. Ms. Killeen has conducted research projects for NIDILRR, the US Department of Labor, the Rehabilitation Services Administration, and the US Department of Transportation, among others. She has published numerous research articles in peer-reviewed journals and has been a frequent speaker at national conferences on disability research and knowledge translation.