DIEP RRTC

Moderator and Guests

Leading researchers from the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, Harvard Medical School, and Rutgers University are partnering with other guests from government and the business and disability communities to share their perspectives on ways to translate the latest trends and thinking to advance workforce development and employment policy that produces sustainable economic opportunity for individuals with disabilities.

Season One

Michael Morris
Michael Morris, J.D.

Podcast Moderator
Senior Advisor, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University

Peter Blanck
Peter Blanck, Ph.D., J.D.

Chairman of Burton Blatt Institute, University Professor at Syracuse University and Principal Investigator Disability Inclusive Employment Policy Rehabilitation Research and Training Center

Taryn Williams
Taryn Williams

Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy, Office of Disability Employment Policy, US Department of Labor

Nicole Maestas
Nicole Maestas, Ph.D.

Economist and Associate Professor, Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; and Research Associate and Director, Retirement and Disability Research Center, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Rebecca Cokley
Rebecca Cokley

U.S. Disability Rights Program Officer, Ford Foundation

Distinguished Professor, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University
Doug Kruse, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University

Debra Ruh
Debra Ruh

CEO and Founder, Ruh Global IMPACT

Season Two

Michael Morris
Michael Morris, J.D.

Podcast Moderator
Senior Advisor, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University

Finn Gardiner
Finn Gardiner

Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Autistic People of Color Fund

Carol Glazer
Carol Glazer

President of the National Organization on Disability,

Jim Sinocchi
Jim Sinocchi

Former Head, Disability Inclusion JPMorgan Chase

Jay Burks
Jay Burks

Director of Supplier Diversity at the Comcast Corporation

Chai Feldblum
Chai Feldblum

Vice Chair of the AbilityOne Commission and former EEOC Commissioner

Lisa Mills
Lisa Mills

Owner, Moving to a Different Drum, Disability Policy and Services Consulting

Zach Morris
Zachary Morris

Assistant Professor at the Stony Brook School of Social Welfare

Season Three

Lydia X. Z. Brown
Lydia X. Z. Brown

director of public policy at the National Disability Institute

Ari Ne’eman
Ari Ne’eman

PhD candidate in Health Policy at Harvard University

Nicholas Wyman
Nicholas Wyman

Executive Director of The Institute for Workplace Skills and Innovation (IWSI)

Mason Ameri
Mason Ameri

Associate Professor of Professional Practice - Rutgers University

Season Four

Michael Morris
William Morris

Podcast Moderator Senior Advisor, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University

Andrew Wylam
Andrew Wylam

President, Pandemic Patients

Yana Rogers
Yana Rogers

Professor, Department of Labor Studies & Employment Relations - Rutgers

Jennifer Cohen
Jennifer Cohen

Associate Professor in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies at Miami University of Ohio

Sharon Rennert
Sharon Rennert

Senior Attorney Advisor - ADA/GINA Division, Office of Legal Counsel

Vidya Sundar
Vidya Sundar

Principal Investigator, Living and Working with Long COVID & Disabilities DRRP University of New Hampshire

Debra Bruker
Debra Brucker

Co-Principal Investigator, Living and Working with Long COVID & Disabilities DRRP, University of New Hampshire

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