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Research Team

The Research and Training Center on Independent Living, at the University of Kansas, is a proven leader in the research field of disaster preparedness and response for persons with disabilities. Meet the research team of Nobody Left Behind: Preparedness for Persons with Mobility Impairments.

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Back Row: Michael H. Fox and Pam Willits
Front Row: Catherine “Cat” Rooney and Glen W. White

Research Faculty and Staff

Glen W. White, PhD

Principal Investigator

Michael H. Fox, ScD


Catherine “Cat” Rooney, MA

Project Coordinator

Pam Willits 

Program Assistant

Jennifer Rowland, MS, PT, PhD

Graduate Research Assistant


“A common theme emerging from 9/11 is there are virtually no empirical data on the safe and efficient evacuation of persons with disabilities in disaster planning.” - Glen W. White, PhD, Director of the Research and Training Center on Independent Living, University of Kansas

Students Researchers

Chiaki Gonda

Student Research Assistant

 JeeHae Lim, MA

Web Master

Monika Suchowierska, PhD

Graduate Research Assistant 

Nicole Denney

Previous NIDRR Scholar

“While many emergency authorities have already recognized that if their bottom line is to save lives then all people’s needs must be accounted for, others are just now embarking on making that a reality in their planning efforts.” -Elizabeth Davis



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