Secondary Data Analysis to Advance Health or Rehabilitation Outcomes Research in People with Disabilities

Advances in statistical methods, bioinformatics, and information technology have permitted the creation of high-quality databases, easier access to aggregated information, and opportunities for UAB researchers to examine disability-related data from existing data sets.

The UAB Center for Engagement in Disability Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (CEDHARS) invites research proposals for secondary data analysis on health or rehabilitation outcomes in adults or children with disabilities with attention to secondary health conditions, correlates, modifiable factors, and social determinants of health.


Who can apply: UAB faculty of all tracks, postdoctoral fellows, PhD candidates, and graduate students are eligible to apply as principal investigators.

Award: As many as five proposals may be funded at up to $25,000 each.

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, April 25, 2023.

Application Instructions: Eligibility, format, evaluation criteria, how to submit proposal, and other information is available in the full docxRequest for Proposal.

Inclusive Research Pilot Funding Recipients Announced

The Center for Engagement in Disability Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (CEDHARS) is pleased to announce the recipients of its fall 2022 pilot grant funding opportunity, “Inclusive Research in Health and Wellness in Adults or Children with Disabilities.” This pilot program aims to support the advancement of disability health research, and this specific funding cycle intended on increasing the field of inclusion sciences, adapting traditional research to be inclusive of people with disabilities.

Applications were highly competitive and were peer reviewed using the NIH scoring framework. Dr. Christine Ferguson, Drs. Jie Gao and Laurie Ann Malone, Dr. Yumi Kim, and Dr. Caroline Richter are the principal investigators of the four proposals that were selected for $50,000 of funding each. Read more about the investigators and their projects.