The DEC Team
Dr. Morris is the Founder and Director DEC. She is an Associate Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and a faculty member within the Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Her research focuses on understanding, identifying and addressing disparities in care delivered to patients with disabilities. Dr. Morris’s passion for equitable care for persons with disabilities stems from her personal experience as a family member of a person with multiple disabilities. She is also a licensed speech-language pathologist with almost a decade of clinical experience working with persons who use assistive technology to communicate.
Mr. Lockhart is a Senior Professional Research Assistant and Project Manager in the Qualitative and Mixed Methods Core at the Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS) at the University of Colorado Anschutz. Prior to joining the Qualitative and Mixed Methods Core, he managed multiple projects focused on improving vaccination rates for all age groups using a variety of different interventions and enhancing specialty referrals for children with complex healthcare needs by improving parent and provider communication. He has extensive experience in qualitative research, project management, and evaluation.
Ms. Eberle is a Professional Research Assistant at the University of Colorado who focuses on healthcare disparities for people with disabilities. She has extensive experience working with children with disabilities and their families. Ms. Eberle has a diverse background including program management, work with international non-profit organizations, and therapy and education with children with autism.
Alicia Wong, MD, MPH
Dr. Alicia Wong is a Faculty Fellow in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado and Denver Health. Her fellowship focuses on health equity research and primary care for people with disabilities. Dr. Wong received BA in sociology from Bowdoin College and her MD/MPH from Boston University. She completed her residency at University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Wong has been involved in disability advocacy for over ten years, and previously served on the board of directors of the Disability Policy Consortium of Massachusetts.
Jennifer Y. Oshita, MS, CCC-SLP
University of Vermont
Jennifer is a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist and a PhD candidate in the Clinical and Translational Sciences program at the University of Vermont. She studies disparities in health for persons with communication disabilities, and the social and healthcare factors contributing to these outcomes. Currently she is investigating healthcare organizational factors impacting the accommodation of persons with communication disabilities