The Retirement and Disability Research Consortium (RDRC) is an interdisciplinary extramural policy research program funded by the Social Security Administration (SSA) through a cooperative agreement. The four institutions, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Heller School at Brandeis University, the University of Baltimore and Westat will support the RDRC through dissemination of research, evaluation, data development, and training and education on retirement and disability policy.

Educating masters and doctoral students in public policy since 1974 with a focus on quantitative and qualitative methods and helping policymakers translate research to practice.

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Since 1959 the Heller School drives positive social change through its graduate degree programs, research centers and institutes, and commitment to public engagement on finding sustainable solutions to socials inequities.

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Maryland’s only college dedicated exclusively to public service.

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One of the largest privately held research firms in the United States and serves as a leader in research, data collection, and analysis, technical assistance, evaluation, and communications.

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Co-Directors

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Dr. Lisa Lynch from Brandeis University examines racial and gender disparities in labor market outcomes and the impact on workers of technological and organizational innovation.

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Dr. Nancy Miller from UMBC conducts interdisciplinary health policy research , focusing on disability, aging, and health disparity issues.

Ms. Jarnee Riley from Westat designs, implements, and manages complex health research studies, surveys, and program evaluations with vulnerable populations.

Other Retirement and Disability Research Consortiums (RDRCs) funded by SSA

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