Director of Knowledge Translation, Ph.D.
Beth Harrison has dedicated her professional career to advocacy for persons with disabilities. Prior to joining the Burton Blatt Institute, Beth worked with the national IDEA Data Center (IDC) providing technical assistance to states regarding their special education data. For 28 years, she worked at the University of Kentucky Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities where she wrote many successful federal and state grant proposals on the inclusion of people with disabilities in the community, notably high school to employment, education, and living.
Fostering interagency collaboration to create systems change and promoting the use of high quality data in decision-making have been consistent themes in her work. Beth is proud of the diverse friendships that have resulted from her person centered planning opportunities and systems improvements she has had a part in fostering.