Led by Dr. Fong Chan's research team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). The goals of this study are to identify the barriers to and facilitators of outcomes for transition-age youth with disabilities, and identify existing practices, programs, or policies that are associated with employment outcomes.
Fong Chan, PhD, CRC
Fong Chan, PhD, CRC, is a professor and director of clinical training (PhD Program) in the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, he serves as the co-director of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Effective Vocational Rehabilitation Service Delivery Practices. Dr. Chan is a licensed psychologist, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, and a National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Distinguished Research Fellow. Dr. Chan has more than 28 years of experience conducting rehabilitation health research in the topical areas of psychosocial aspects of disability, TBI rehabilitation, multicultural counseling, employer practices, evidence-based practice, outcome measurements, and program evaluation. He has published more than 250 refereed journal articles and book chapters. He is also the editor of three textbooks, Case Management for Rehabilitation Health Professionals, Counseling Theories and Techniques for Rehabilitation Health Professionals, and Understanding Psychosocial Adjustment to Chronic Illness and Disability: A Handbook for Evidence-Based Practitioners in Rehabilitation.
Timothy Tansey, Ph.D.
Timothy Tansey, Ph.D. Dr. Tansey received his Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001. He is an assistant professor in the Rehabilitation Psychology program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Tansey has over 15 years experience as a rehabilitation counselor and rehabilitation researcher. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles in the areas of vocational rehabilitation of veterans with disabilities, self-regulation, stress adaptation, and applying novel technology in vocational rehabilitation and rehabilitation counselor education. Dr. Tansey has extensive experience in adapting technology and utilizing social media for knowledge translation and dissemination activities. He has been awarded several research grants aimed at assessment of self-regulation, factors affecting vocational outcomes of persons with disabilities, and developing leadership skills in persons with disabilities. Dr. Tansey is a co-principal investigator on the Advanced Rehabilitation Research and Training in Traumatic Brain Injury project (2013-2018).