Katharine Hayward

Katharine Hayward, Ph.D., M.P.H. is the Director of Research and Evaluation for the Tarjan Center at UCLA and the National Arts and Disability Center (NADC). She has over fifteen years of experience in working with the Tarjan Center staff and faculty to develop evaluation methods and instruments to assess the impact of various projects spanning the areas of access to: health care, postsecondary education, employment, and the arts for people with disabilities. Dr. Hayward served as the Project Director for the Statewide Forums on Careers in the Arts for People with Disabilities, providing training and technical assistance to 28 states from 2002-2014. She has also assisted in the administration of the California Arts Council’s Arts and Accessibility grants program. Current projects include increasing reproductive health care access for women with disabilities. She has presented and published in the areas of employment of people with disabilities, postsecondary education opportunities, attitudes towards disability, mental health, and the accessibility of the arts as experience and as a career for individuals with disabilities. Dr. Hayward holds degrees from the University of California, Davis in Psychology and Rhetoric & Communication, and graduate degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles in Community Health Sciences.