Anne Ordway, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Washington

Anne Ordway recently earned her PhD in rehabilitation science from the University of Washington. Anne examines disability across the lifespan. Her research interests include development of the long-term care workforce, access to healthcare services and supports for people with disabilities, and retirement and labor market exit of individuals aging with a disability. Anne has taught courses on systems and organizational change and disability studies and has extensive experience in providing training and technical assistance to the state departments of vocational rehabilitation. She is joining the Health and Aging Policy Fellowship through a National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) funded postdoctoral fellowship in rehabilitation policy research at the University of Washington. She hopes to gain hands-on experience at the federal level in social and health policy development and implementation as it relates to individuals aging into and with disability. Anne also holds a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s degree in English from John Carroll University.