Mark Harniss

Mark Harniss
Associate Director of the University of Washington Center for Technology and Disability Studies

I am Associate Director of the University of Washington Center for Technology and Disability Studies and a Clinical Associate Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine.

I have a background in the design and development of instructional and assistive technologies for people with disabilities. My research focuses on knowledge translation and implementation science as well as accessible measurement. Currently, I am director of the NIDILRR-funded ADA Knowledge Translation Center with lead responsibility in knowledge management and technology, PI of the Accessibility Domain Team for the National Children’s Study, co-investigator on the NIDILRR-funded National Data and Statistical Center for the Burn Model System and co-investigator on the RSA-funded Job Driven Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center. In the past, I was PI on a World Health Organization project that explored and synthesized the evidence-base on the design, production/procurement, and supply/distribution of appropriate assistive technology in less resourced settings. I recently co-edited a special issue in the journal Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology that addressed assistive technology access and service delivery in resource-limited environments.