Linda Long-Bellil directs research, policy, and training projects related to health and employment of persons with disabilities. She provides state policymakers with technical assistance on projects such as Personal and Systemic Factors Predicting Readmission to Nursing Facilities - the Choices for Care evaluation report and policy brief for the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living. Long also is a co-investigator on an NIH grant entitled, “Health Needs and Barriers to Care for Women with Mobility Disabilities.”
Long-Bellil teaches in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center. She also collaborates with subject matter experts to develop online educational forums about ways health care providers and care coordinators can provide quality care to people with disabilities. Forum topics have included cultural competence, ADA compliance, models of disability, behavioral health and substance abuse, homelessness, wellness, and other issues. A major focus of Long's educational efforts includes educating medical and nursing students about caring for individuals with disabilities.
Long received her PhD degree from Brandeis University, where she completed her dissertation on “Preparing Future Clinicians to Provide Medical Services to Persons with Disabilities.” Her JD degree is from Boston University, and her bachelor's of arts degree is from Yale University.
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