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Renee Hepperlen

Associate Professor

  • Education
  • PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    AM, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

    BA, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN

  • Expertise
  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities

    Psychometric measurement theory

    Quantitative research methods

    Maternal and child health

    Disability policy

    Multidisciplinary practice

    Equity/inclusion for students with disabilities

Renee's research to date has comprised three interest areas: quality of life, intellectual and developmental disabilities and psychometric measurement theory. In addition, I am interested in maternal and child health concerns and disability policy.

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Hepperlen, R. (2014, October). Implications of prenatal genetic screening: A parent perspective. Paper presented at the Midwest LEND Symposium. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Bogenschutz, M., Hewitt, A., Nord, D. & Hepperlen, R. (2014). Direct support workforce supporting individuals with IDD: Current wages, benefits, and stability. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 52(2), 317 - 329

Hepperlen, R. & Nord, D. (2013, November). The evolution of Olmstead: Advancement through litigation and state planning. Paper presented at Association of University Centers on Disabilities Conference, Washington, D.C.

Hepperlen, R. (2012, May). Direct support staff wages, benefits, turnover and vacancy: A preliminary look. Paper presented at the School of Social Work Research Symposium. University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota.