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Caitlin Crabb

Research Assistant Professor, Disability and Human Development


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Office Hours

By appointment


Caitlin Crabb is a research assistant professor for the Department of Disability and Human Development and a DHD Disability Studies PhD graduate. She 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, transitions out of state-operated developmental centers (SODCs) for people with intellectual disabilities, and an evaluation of the Best Buddies Friendship program in Chicagoland high schools. Caitlin's current focus is an evaluation of the Illinois Division of Developmental Disabilities' person-centered planning process. Caitlin's research interests include home and community-based services, direct 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
PhD, Disability Studies, University of Illinois Chicago, 2020