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Caitlin Crabb

Visiting Research Assistant Professor, Disability and Human Development


Office Phone



1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., 251C DHSP

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Office Hours

By appointment


Caitlin Crabb is a DHD Disability Studies PhD graduate and formerly worked as a Visiting Research Specialist within the Institute on Disability and Human Development, the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities for the state of Illinois. She has worked on projects related to Medicaid managed care, non-emergency medical transportation, and transitions out of state-operated developmental centers (SODCs) for people with intellectual disabilities. Currently, Caitlin is working on an evaluation of the Best Buddies Friendship program in Chicagoland high schools and will be working with the Illinois Division of Developmental Disabilities on their person-centering planning process. Caitlin's research interests include home and community-based services, personal support workers, and access to healthcare for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Leadership in the Profession

Disability and Human Development Student Association, Treasurer

Notable Honors

2016 - Student Award, American Public Health Association - Disability Section

2015 - Student Incentive Award, American Public Health Association - Disability Section


BS, Statistics, University of Iowa, 2008
MPH, University of Kansas Medical Center, 2010