Mary Killeen, M.A.

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Research Project Coordinator


Email : mbkillee@law.syr.edu
Phone : (703) 619-1703
Fax : (315) 443-9725

Mary Killeen has worked in the field of disability research for the past ten years and is a Research Project Coordinator at Burton Blatt Institute. She has special expertise in qualitative methods and data analysis with years of experience conducting in-depth interviews, focus groups, and online data collection. She is a trained expert in the use of qualitative data analysis software to analyze, synthesize, and interpret large amounts of qualitative data efficiently. She has an extensive research background in disability issues with an emphasis in disability employment, psychiatric disability, access to healthcare, and access to assistive technology.

Prior to her work with BBI, Ms. Killeen was Senior Research Associate at CESSI and then New Editions, Inc. There she served as Principal Investigator of a NIDRR-funded three year Field Initiated Research grant on the strategies people with psychiatric disabilities use to maintain employment and build careers. This study built on a previous three-year NIDRR-funded grant on the policy barriers people with psychiatric disabilities face in finding and keeping work. Prior to that, she was Research Analyst at NRH Center for Health and Disability Research.

She has conducted qualitative projects for the Interagency Committee on Disability Research, the Office of Disability Employment Policy, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Rehabilitation Services Administration, and the Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers, among others. She has published numerous research articles in peer-reviewed journals and has been a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on disability studies.

In the News

Mary Killeen was interviewed by a Washington Post reporter and later quoted in her Sunday article, "A Stirring Defense of Mental Health Days at the Office."
July 14, 2017

Curriculum Vita: Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)