Meet The Team
Amy Pienta, ADDEP Director
Dr. Amy Pienta is Director of the Archive of Data on Disability to Enable Policy and research. She is also a Director of the Technique Development core with CLDR. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology from SUNY at Buffalo and completed a postdoc in the Population Research Institute at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Pienta has conducted research on work disability and retirement with data from the Health and Retirement Study. She also writes extensively about expanding data sharing practices in the social sciences.
Ken Ottenbacher, CLDR Director and Principal Investigator
Dr. Ken Ottenbacher is the Director and Principal Investigator of CLDR. He has a Ph.D. in Special Education & Rehabilitation at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. The focus of his research is rehabilitation outcomes with an emphasis on the assessment of functional status, disability, frailty and minority health in older adults. Dr. Ottenbacher's recent research has focused on system outcomes such as hospital readmission and discharge destination following post-acute care. He maintains an interest in methodological and data analysis issues related to clinical and population health research.
Shane Redman, ADDEP Archive Manager
Shane Redman is the ADDEP Archive Manager, with responsibilities including project administration and data processing oversight, the creation of educational materials and other resources for data users, and assistance to researchers who want to share data through ADDEP. Mr. Redman received his BA from the University of Michigan, MPA from Eastern Michigan University, and MA from the University of Pittsburgh. He is also currently a PhD candidate at the University of Pittsburgh in political science. His research focuses on the political representation of historically marginalized groups.