NARRTC Past Best Paper Awards

2021 WINNER (Published in 2020)

EunHa Namkung, Anne Valentine, Lee Warner & Monika Mitra (2020). “Contraceptive use at first sexual intercourse among adolescent and young adult women with disabilities: The role of formal sex education”. Contraception.

2021 FINALISTS (Published in 2020)

Alo Dutta, Madan Kundu, Kanako Iwanaga, Nicole Ditchman & Fong Chan. (2020). “Transition Engagement of African American Youth with Disabilities: A Serial Mediation Model”. Exceptional Children.

Yochai Eisenberg, Amy Heider, Rob Gould & Robin Jones (2020). “Are communities in the United States planning for pedestrians with disabilities? Findings from a systematic evaluation of local government barrier removal plans.” Cities.

Megan Henly & Debra L. Brucker (2020). “More than just lower wages: intrinsic job quality for college graduates with disabilities”. Journal of Education and Work.

2020 WINNER (Published in 2019)

Andrew Myers, Bryce Ward, Jennifer Wong & Craig Ravesloot (2019) “Health status changes with transitory disability over time”. Social Science and Medicine, Vol. 244

2019 WINNER (Published in 2018)

Russinova Z, Bloch P, Wewiorski N, Shappell H, & Rogers ES. Predictors of Sustained Employment Among Individuals With Serious Mental Illness: Findings From a 5-Year Naturalistic Longitudinal Study. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 31 Aug 2018, 206(9):669-679.

2018 WINNER (Published in 2017)

James Krause, Jill C. Newman, Jillian M.R. Clark & Michael Dunn. (2017). The natural course of spinal cord injury: Changes over 40 years among those with exceptional survival. Spinal Cord, 55, 502-508. DOI: 10.1038/sc.2016.159

2018 Honorable Mentions (Published in 2017)

Roger J. Stancliffe & Lynda L. Anderson. (2017). Factors associated with meeting physical activity guidelines by adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 62, 1-14. DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2017.01.009

Jillian M.R. Clark, Yue Cao, & James Krause. (2017). Risk of medication misuse after spinal cord injury: The role of substance use, personality and depression. The Journal of Pain, 18, 166-167. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2016. 10.011

2017 WINNER (Published in 2016)

Jae Kennedy and Elizabeth Geneva Wood. Medication Costs and Adherence of Treatment Before and After the Affordable Care Act: 1999–2015. American Journal of Public Health (2016).

2017 Honorable Mentions (Published in 2016)

Yuying Chen, Yin He and Michael J. De Vivo. Changing Demographics and Injury Profile of New Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries in the United States, 1972 – 2014. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2016)

Amanda Reichard, Michelle Stransky, Kimberly Phillips, Monica McClain and Charles Drum. Prevalence and reasons for delaying and foregoing necessary care by the presence and type of disability among working-age adults. Disability and Health Journal (2016)

2016 WINNER (published in 2015)

Joy Hammel, Susan Magasi, Allen Heinemann, David B. Gray, Susan Stark, Pamela Kisala, Noelle E. Carlozzi, David Tulsky, and Elizabeth A. Hahn. (2015) Environmental Barriers and Supports to Everyday Participation: A Qualitative Insider Perspective From People With Disabilities, Archives Physical Medicine Rehabilitation, 2015 Apr; 96(4):578-88

2016 Honorable Mentions (published in 2015)

Yue Cao, Elizabeth A. Walker, and James S. Krause. Environmental barriers and subjective health among people with chronic spinal cord injury: A cohort study. Journal Spinal Cord Medicine, 2015 Jul; 38(4): 526-31

Chloe S. Slocum, Richard Goldstein, Margaret A. DiVita, Jacqueline Mix, Paulette Niewczyk, Paul Gerrard, Robert Sheridan, Karen J. Kowalske, Ross Zafonte, Colleen M. Ryan, Jeffrey C. Schneider. Assessing the ability of comorbidity indexes to capture comorbid disease in the inpatient rehabilitation burn injury population. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; 2015 May; 94(5): 373-84

2015 WINNER (published in 2014)

William A. Erickson, Sarah von Schrader, Susanne M. Bruyère, Sara A. VanLooy, and David S. Matteso. (2014). Disability-Inclusive Employer Practices and Hiring of Individuals With Disabilities, Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 28(4), 309-328.

2015 Honorable Mentions (published in 2014):

Roy Del Valle, Michael J. Leahya, Susan Shermana, Catherine A. Andersonb, Timothy Tansey and Barbara Schoen. (2014). Promising best practices that lead to employment in vocational rehabilitation: Findings from a four-state multiple case study, Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 41, 99–113.

Nhi-Ha T. Trinh, Deborah L. Nadler, Vivian Shie, Felipe Fregni, Stephen E. Gilman, Colleen M. Ryan, Jeffrey C. Schneider. (2014). Psychological Sequelae of the Station Nightclub Fire: Comparing Survivors with and without Physical Injuries Using a Mixed-Methods Analysis. PLoS ONE, 9(12), 1-16.

Paul Wehman, Fong Chan, Nicole Ditchman, and Hyun-Ju Kang. (2014). Effect of Supported Employment on Vocational Rehabilitation Outcomes of Transition-Age Youth With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Case Control Study. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 52(4), 296–310.

2014 WINNER (published in 2013)

Winning paper:

Bombardier, C. H., Ehde, D. W., Gibbons, L. E., Wadhwani, R., Sullivan, M. D., Rosenberg, D. E., & Kraft, G. H. (2013). Telephone-based physical activity counseling for major depression in people with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81, 89-99.

Nominated Papers:

Deutsch, A. (2013). Does postacute care site matter? A longitudinal study assessing functional recovery after a stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94, 630-632.

Abdollahi, F., Case Lazarro, E. D., Listenberger, M., Kenyon, R. V., Kovic, M., Bogey, R. A., Hederker, D., Jovanovic, B. D., & Patton, J. L. (2013). Error augmentation enhancing arm recovery in individuals with chronic stroke: A randomized crossover design. Neurorehabilitaion and Neural Repair, 28, 120-128.

Mortenson, W. B., Demers, L., Fuhrer, M. J., Jutai, J. W., Lenker, J., & DeRuyter, F. (2013). Effects of an assistive technology intervention on older adults with disabilities and their informal caregivers: An exploratory randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 92, 297-306.

Hall, J. P., Kurth, N. K., & Hunt, S. L. (2013). Employment as a health determinant for working-age, dually-eligible people with disabilities. Disability and Health Journal, 6, 100-106.

Saunders, L. L., DiPiro, N. D., Krause, J. S., Brotherton, S., & Kraft, S. (2013). Risk of fall-related injuries among ambulatory participants with spinal cord injury. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, 19, 259-266.

Saunders, L. L., Ekoja, E., Whitlock, C. S., DiPiro, N. D., Gregory-Bass, R., & Krause, J. S. (2013). A comparison of health behaviors between African Americans with spinal cord injury and those in the general population. NeuroRehabilitation, 33, 449-456.

Krause, J. S., Cao, Y., & Bozard, J. I. (2013). Changes in hospitalization, physician visits, and self-reported fitness after spinal cord injury: A cross-sequential analysis of age, years since injury, and age at injury onset. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94, 32-37.

Gold, P. B., Fabian, E. S., & Luecking, R. G. (2013). Job acquisition by urban youth with disabilities transitioning from school to work. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 57, 31-45.

Von Schrader, S., Malzar, V., & Bruyere, S. (2013). Perspectives on disability disclosure: The importance of employer practices and workplace climate. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 1-19.

2013 WINNER (published in 2012)

Giacino, J. T., Whyte, J., Bagiella, E., Kalmar, K., Childs, N., Khademi, A., Eifert, B., Long, D., Katz, D., Cho, S., Yablonm, S.A., Luther, L., Hammond, F.M., Nordenbo, M., Novak, P., Mercer, W., Maurer-Karattup, P., Sherer, M. (2012). Placebo-Controlled Trial of Amantadine for Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. New England Journal of Medicine, 366, (9), 819-826.

2013 Runner-up: Failli, V., Koop, M., Gericke, C., Martus, P., Klingbeil, S., Brommer, B., Laginha, I., Chen., Y., et al., (2012). Functional neurological recovery after spinal cord injury is impaired in patients with infections. Brain, 135, 3238-3250.

2013 Runner-up: Krause, J., Saunders, L., & Acuna, J. (2012). Gainful employment and risk of mortality after spinal cord injury: effects beyond that of demographic, injury and socioeconomic factors. Spinal Cord (2012) 50, 784–788.

2013 Runner-up: Kaye, H. S. (2012). Gradual rebalancing of Medicaid long-term services and supports saves money and serves more people, statistical model shows. Health Affairs, 31(6), 1185-1203.