HLAA Research Advisers

Megan Morris

Megan Morris, Ph.D., M.P.H., CCC-SLP is an associate professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine at University of Colorado, Anschutz.  In her work, Dr. Morris aims to identify and address provider and organization-level factors that contribute to health care disparities experienced by patients with disabilities. She is a leading expert on the documentation of patients’ disability status in the Electronic Health Record and health care disparities experienced by patients with communication disabilities.  Dr. Morris is founder and director of the Disability Equity Collaborative, a community aimed at advancing equitable care for patients with disabilities through practice, policy and research.

Nicholas Reed

Nicholas Reed, Au.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with a joint appointment in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is core faculty at the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health, where he is the director of the audiology core.  In his work as a researcher and educator, Dr. Reed explores how hearing loss impacts health care experiences and utilization, the efficacy and effectiveness of over-the-counter hearing devices and delivery models and the implementation of novel strategies to address patient-provider communication and hearing loss in the health care system.

‘I Am Not The Doctor For You’: Physicians’ Attitudes About Caring For People With Disabilities.
 Tara Lagu, Carol Haywood, Kimberly Reimold, Christene DeJong, Robin Walker Sterling, and Lisa I. Iezzoni

Incentivizing, Enforcing, and Improving Disability Accessible Care: Current Gaps and Potential Solutions.
Kori Eberle B.A., Steven Lockhart M.P.H., Megan A. Morris Ph.D.

Documentation of Disability Status and Accommodation Needs in the Electronic Health Record: A Qualitative Study.
Cristina Sarmiento, M.D.; Kori Eberle, B.A.; Steven Lockhart; and Megan Morris, Ph.D., M.P.H., CCC-SLP

Communication Technology Improved Staff, Resident, and Family Interactions in a Skilled Nursing Home During COVID-19.
Thi Vu M.P.H., , Noelle Frye M.A., Sarah Valeika and Joan K. Monin Ph.D., Margaret Wallhagen Ph.D., Richard A. Marottoli, M.D., M.P.H.

Hearing Loss and Health Care Outcomes and Experiences: State of the Science
Nicholas Reed, Ph.D. Presentation at American Speech-Language-Hearing Convention, November 2021.

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Priorities to Advance Disability Equity
Megan Morris, Ph.D.; Steve Lockhart, M.P.H; Kori Eberle, B.A.; Alicia Wong, M.D., M.P.H. Disability Equity Collaborative White Paper, November 2021.

Documenting Disability Status to Build the Foundation for Equitable Care
Megan A. Morris, Ph.D., M.P.H., CCC-SLP, and Kori Eberle, B.A.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study on Physician Familiarity with Americans with Disabilities Act