Randall Owen

Randall Owen

Clinical Assistant Professor, IDHD Associate Director, Disability and Human Development

Office Phone

312-996-4406

Office

1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., 709 DHSP

Mail Code

626

Office Hours

By appointment

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About

Randall's interests are in disability policy, human rights of people with disabilities, and policy reforms. These fit into three broad areas: employment and welfare states, managed care and healthcare policy, and state evaluations. He is an investigator/co-principal investigator on three National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (RRTCs): RRTC on Developmental Disabilities and Health (UIC), Family Support RTC (UIC), and the RRTC on Aging with a Long-Term Physical Disability (University of Washington) Randall also works on evaluations of state policy reforms (Support Services Teams, the closure of the Jacksonville Developmental Center, and transitions from State-Operated Developmental Centers) and evaluations of agency/partner programs, notably the ADA 25 Advancing Leadership program that was designed to increase the participation of people with disabilities in Chicagoland civic leadership positions. He is the Principal Investigator on a grant from the State of Idaho to evaluate the use of nonemergency medical transportation services in their Medicaid program. Randall has taught/co-taught DHD 400, DHD 581, and DHD 582.

Selected Grants

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR); Administration for Community Living (ACL) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The Impact of Managed Care on People with I/DD, Co-Investigator

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR); Administration for Community Living (ACL) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Family Support and Managed Care, Co-Principal Investigator

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Evaluation of Non-Emergent Medical Transportation Services, Principal Investigator

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR); Administration for Community Living (ACL) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Aging with a Physical Disability in Medicaid Managed Care, CO-Principal Investigator

Publication Aggregators

ResearchGate

Service to the Community

Through its evaluation work, IDHD provides valuable information and insight into the implementation of policies that impact people with disabilities in Illinois. IDHD provides technical assistance and training to entities that request it and/or partner with IDHD.

Leadership in the Profession

Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities, Member

Disability Section of the American Public Health Association, Governing Counselor/Executive Board member

ADA 25 Advancing Leadership, Program Committee

Notable Honors

2016 - New Investigator Award, Disability Section of the American Public Health Association

2013 - Fellow, American Congress on Rehabilitation Medicine

Education

PhD, Disability Studies, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2011
MS, Disability and Human Development, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2008
BA, Sociology and Political Science, Hope College (Holland, MI), 2005