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KU-CRL News Archive


Jean Hall Quoted in the Washington Post

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Jean Hall has recently been quoted in the Washington Post for her expertise in preexisiting-condition insurance plans (PCIPs). In the article she states, “The people coming into the PCIPs act more like the long-term uninsured…They’re not accustomed to managing on a day-to-day basis; they’re accustomed to going to the emergency department when things get bad”. To access the full article, “People with Preexisting Medical Conditions are Stuck in High-Risk Pools Until 2014”, click here.


Recent Article Published by Jean Hall & Noelle Kurth

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Dr. Jean Hall and Noelle Kurth have published an article in the Disability and Health Journal, “Discrepancy among Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Social Security, and Functional Disability Measurement”. In this article, the authors examine and discuss the found limitations in using the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System for measuring disability prevalence, and implications for the new federal standards for the measurement of disability status. To access the article through the journal’s online website, please click the link below:

Hall, J.P., Kurth, N.K., & Fall, E. (2012). Discrepancy among behavioral risk factor surveillance system, social security, and functional disability measurement. Disability and Health Journal, 5(1), 60-63


New Article Published by Daryl Mellard

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Congratulations to Dr. Daryl Mellard for his new article “Component Model of Reading Comprehension for Adult Education Participants”, which was recently published in Learning Disabilities Quarterly. In this, Mellard accounts for 75% of variance in reading comprehension by four composite variables in adult basic and secondary education. To access the article online through the journal website, please click on the link below:

Mellard, D.F., & Fall, E. (2012). Component model of reading comprehension for adult education participants. Learning Disabilities Quarterly, 35(1), 10-23.