Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Kara Ayers, PhD, is the Associate Director and an Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCCEDD). She is Director of the Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities and also a co-founder of the Disabled Parenting Project. She has studied the intersection of prenatal testing and disability culture. Dr. Ayers' 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.