Kruti Acharya

Kruti Acharya

Assistant Professor, Disability and Human Development

Director—Illinois LEND, Disability and Human Development

Office Phone

312-413-1495

Office

1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., 209A DHSP

Mail Code

626

Office Hours

By appointment

About

Dr. Acharya is Director of the Illinois Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program (illinoislend.org), an interdisciplinary graduate-level training program to develop leaders to care and advocate for individuals with disability, funded through the Maternal Child Health Bureau. Her research themes are 1) the role of childhood, family and community adversity in the health disparities experienced by individuals with disabilities and 2) the ethics of genetic testing for disability in various contexts. As a physician, Dr. Acharya cares for individuals with developmental disabilities using a lifespan perspective from childhood to adulthood. She is particularly interested in supporting adolescents and young adults with developmental disabilities as they transition to adult-systems of care and beyond.