Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title
2021 Health disparities among Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries who participate in federal rental housing assistance programsDisability and Health Journal.  101098-101098. 2021
2020 Job Crafting Among American Workers with Disabilities.Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation.  30:575-587. 2020
2020 Disability and aging: From successful aging to wellbeing through the capability and human development lens.Disability and Health Journal.  13:100924. 2020
2020 Variations in Poverty by Family Characteristics Among Working-Age Adults With DisabilitiesFamily Relations.  69:792-802. 2020
2020 Wellbeing at older ages: Towards an inclusive and multidimensional measure.Disability and Health Journal.  13:100926. 2020
2020 More than just lower wages: intrinsic job quality for college graduates with disabilitiesJournal of Education and Work British Journal of Education & Work.  33:410-424. 2020
2020 Supplemental nutrition assistance program participation among working-age adults with disabilities who experience employment exits and entriesJournal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition.  15:51-61. 2020
2019 Transportation patterns demonstrate inequalities in community participation for working-age Americans with disabilitiesTransportation Research, Part A: Policy and Practice Transportation Research Part A: General.  130:93-106. 2019
2019 Health, Health Behaviors, and Health Care Utilization Among Adults with Serious Psychological Distress Who Receive Federal Housing Assistance.Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research.  46:586-606. 2019
2019 The relationship between employment and health and health care among working-age adults with and without disabilities in the United States.Disability and Rehabilitation.  41:2299-2307. 2019
2019 Prescription opioid behaviors among adults with and without disabilities - United States, 2015-2016.Disability and Health Journal.  12:519-522. 2019
2019 Monitoring multidimensional poverty in the United StatesEconomics Bulletin.  39. 2019
2019 Personal and Organizational Determinants of Job Satisfaction for Workers With DisabilitiesRehabilitation Counseling Bulletin.  62:170-179. 2019
2019 Community mental health center staff attitudes about employment for persons with serious mental illness.Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal.  42:32-40. 2019
2019 Job quality for Americans with disabilitiesJournal of Vocational Rehabilitation.  50:121-130. 2019
2019 The association of commuting time and wages for American workers with disabilitiesJournal of Vocational Rehabilitation.  50:13-21. 2019
2018 Striving to WorkSocial Indicators Research.  139:541-558. 2018
2018 Health and Health Services Access Among Adults With Disabilities Who Receive Federal Housing AssistanceHousing Policy Debate.  28:248-266. 2018
2017 Food Insecurity Across the Adult Life Span for Persons With DisabilitiesJournal of Disability Policy Studies.  28:109-118. 2017
2017 The association of food insecurity with health outcomes for adults with disabilities.Disability and Health Journal.  10:286-293. 2017
2017 Income Poverty and Multiple Deprivations in a High-Income Country: The Case of the United StatesSocial Science Quarterly.  98:37-56. 2017
2017 Income poverty and multiple deprivations in a high-income country: The case of the United StatesSocial Science Quarterly.  98:37-56. 2017
2017 Measuring DisabilityCityscape (Washington, D.C.).  19:257-265. 2017
2017 Variations in social capital among vocational rehabilitation applicantsJournal of Vocational Rehabilitation.  46:187-194. 2017
2016 Using Sensory, Functional, and Activity Limitation Data to Estimate Employment Outcomes for Working-Age Persons With Disabilities in the United StatesJournal of Disability Policy Studies.  27:131-137. 2016
2016 Food Insecurity Among Young Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the United States: Evidence From the National Health Interview Survey.American Journal on Mental Retardation American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  121:520-532. 2016
2016 Community and social participation among adults with mobility impairments: A mixed methods study.Disability and Health Journal.  9:682-691. 2016
2016 Trips to medical care among persons with disabilities: Evidence from the 2009 National Household Travel Survey.Disability and Health Journal.  9:539-543. 2016
2016 Food security among young adults with disabilities in the United States: Findings from the National Health Interview Survey.Disability and Health Journal.  9:298-305. 2016
2015 Perceptions, Behaviors, and Satisfaction Related to Public Safety for Persons With Disabilities in the United StatesCriminal Justice Review.  40:431-448. 2015
2015 Individual Characteristics and the Disability Employment GapJournal of Disability Policy Studies.  26:80-88. 2015
2015 Linking public housing, employment, and disability benefits for working-age people with disabilitiesHousing and Society.  42:126-147. 2015
2015 People with disabilities in the United States.Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  96:771-774. 2015
2015 More Likely to Be Poor Whatever the Measure: Working-Age Persons with Disabilities in the United StatesSocial Science Quarterly.  96:273-296. 2015
2015 Social capital, employment and labor force participation among persons with disabilitiesJournal of Vocational Rehabilitation.  43:17-31. 2015
2014 Participation in Safety-Net Programs and the Utilization of Employment Services Among Working-Age Persons With DisabilitiesJournal of Disability Policy Studies.  25:91-105. 2014
2014 Living on the Edge: Impact of Cutting DI/SSI Benefits on People with Disabilities and other Safety-Net ProgramsJournal of Vocational Rehabilitation.  41:209-223. 2014
2012 Outcomes of a Family-Centered Transition Process for Students With Autism Spectrum DisordersFocus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.  27:42-50. 2012
2011 Performance-based contracting within a state substance abuse treatment system: a preliminary exploration of differences in client access and client outcomes.Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research.  38:383-397. 2011
2009 Social construction of disability and substance abuse within public disability benefit systems.International Journal of Drug Policy.  20:418-423. 2009
2008 Prescription drug abuse among persons with disabilitiesJournal of Vocational Rehabilitation.  29:105-115. 2008
2007 Estimating the Prevalence of Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence Among Social Security Disability Benefit RecipientsJournal of Disability Policy Studies.  18:148-159. 2007
2007 Substance abuse treatment participation and employment outcomes for public disability beneficiaries with substance use disorders.Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research.  34:290-308. 2007
2007 Ticket-to-Work project: Evaluation of an assertive outreach campaign to increase ticket assignment and use of the One-Stop system by SSA beneficiaries in an urban county in New JerseyJournal of Vocational Rehabilitation.  26:79-88. 2007
2006 Re-Entry to RecoveryCriminal Justice Policy Review.  17:302-313. 2006
2006 How management matters: Street-level bureaucrats and welfare reform.American Review of Public Administration.  36:117-119. 2006
2006 Developing a screening tool to predict disability program participationJournal of Rehabilitation.  72:21-31. 2006
2006 Re-entry to recovery: A promising return-to-work approach for certain offenders with mental illnessCriminal Justice Policy Review.  17:302-313. 2006
2004 Informing the development of employment programs for persons with disabilities: A case study analysis of the definitions, uses and implications of the idea of suitable employmentJournal of Vocational Rehabilitation.  21:137-147. 2004
2004 The Early Intervention ProjectJournal of Disability Policy Studies.  15:159-167. 2004
Career self-management through job crafting for individuals with disabilities: A mixed methods study
More Likely to Be Poor Whatever the Measure: Persons with Disabilities in the U.S.SSRN Electronic Journal
Poverty and Disadvantage Through a Multidimensional Lens in the United StatesSSRN Electronic Journal
State and local determinants of employment outcomes among individuals with disabilitiesJournal of Disability Policy Studies

Education And Training

  • B.A. Criminal Justice/Safety, University of Delaware
  • B.A. Psychology, University of Delaware
  • M.A. Public Administration, University of Delaware
  • Ph.D. Resource Planning/Dev, Rutgers University
  • Full Name

  • Debra Brucker
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Institute on Disability

    10 West Edge Drive, Suite 101

    Durham, NH  03824

    United States