University of Illinois at Chicago
Yochai Eisenberg, PhD, is currently an Assistant Professor in the Community Inclusion and Health Program within the Department on Disability and Human Development and affiliated researcher at the Great Lakes ADA Center. His interdisciplinary work reflects his training in Public Health (PhD), urban planning (Masters) and disability studies. The intention of his work is to improve community mobility and access for people with disabilities. Dr. Eisenberg studies the ways in which neighborhood environments, policies, and systems impact health behaviors and health outcomes for people with disabilities using a blend of big data analytics, policy evaluation, and community engaged research. Dr. Eisenberg has developed assessment and evaluation tools for researchers and practitioners. He developed the Community Health Inclusion Index (CHII), a tool used by communities to increase participation of people with disability in health promoting activities and recently developed a predictive algorithm that supports research on health disparities of people with disabilities.