The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy

Nicole Lomerson

Nicole Lomerson, Research Associate II

Nicole Lomerson, MPH, is a Research Associate II at the Lurie Center for Disability Policy. She earned a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Health Behavior/Health Education, with an emphasis on maternal child health. Prior to joining the Lurie Institute’s National Research Center on Parents with Disabilities, Nicole was an independent consultant in the areas of hospital access, reproductive health care access, disabled parenting, general physical access and accessible recreation.

Nicole has a particular interest in the needs of disabled parents in the NICU, and in developing the best methods to support those parents so they can care for their babies during what is often the most vulnerable time in the life of a family. She has spoken both nationally and internationally about the experiences of disabled parents who have had a baby in the NICU. Prior to her consulting work, Nicole was a health services researcher at the University of Massachusetts Chan School of Medicine, specializing in Medicaid home and community-based services, durable medical equipment, and systems change. She is a former Advisory Board member for the National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities, and currently serves on the Family Engagement Leadership Team of the Neonatal Quality Improvement Collaborative of Massachusetts (neoQIC).