Alexis Henry has over 30 years of experience in the disability field as a provider, educator, and researcher and currently directs disability, health, and employment policy activities. She leads a team of researchers and program staff examining the impact of health and social policies on the lives of people with disabilities and working to create solutions to maximize employment opportunities and improve health and well-being of people with disabilities served by public programs.
One of the initiatives Henry oversees is Work Without Limits, statewide network of engaged employers and innovative, collaborative partners that aims to increase employment among individuals with disabilities. Jobs Without Limits, a job board for people with disabilities seeking work in Massachusetts, and employers who are looking to hire them, is also part of the initiative.
An author or co-author of over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, books and book chapters, Henry's recent publications include a study of the impact of Massachusetts health reform on people with disabilities; a study of the relationship of unmet health care needs to employment among working-age Medicaid enrollees with disabilities; a study of the effect of perceived benefit loss on employment participation among people in public disability benefit programs; and a study of the employment-related health insurance needs of people with disabilities.
Henry holds a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University and a doctorate in Therapeutic Studies from Boston University.
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