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Kara Ayers

Kara Ayers

Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Kara Ayers, PhD, is the Associate Director and an Associate Professor at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center at the University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCCEDD). She is Director of the National Center for Disability, Equity, and Intersectionality and also a co-founder of the Disabled Parenting Project. She has studied the evolution of language about disability and its influence on attitudes about disability. She also studies the intersections of prenatal testing and disability culture. Dr. Ayers' further interests also include disability identity, healthcare equity, bioethics, community inclusion, and the use of media to teach, empower, and reduce stigma. She infuses the mantra, "Nothing about us without us,"into all of her scholarly and community-based pursuits.