Heidi J. Eschenbacher, PhD, is a researcher interested in patterns of system change. Dr. Eschenbacher earned her doctorate in Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development (OLPD) from the University of Minnesota, an M.A. in International Development and Social Change from Clark University, and a double B.A. from University of Minnesota. Her ongoing interest in her varied work is to explore how people, particularly those who have historically been marginalized, can use research to inform policy, practice, and social change. She enjoys the intricate details of both qualitative and quantitative data, often finding herself immersed in spreadsheets or text.
At ICI, Dr. Eschenbacher contributes that examines the supports and services people with Intellectual or Development Disabilities access or seek. She particularly enjoys applied research that bridges evidence, policy, advocacy, and practice that affects people's lives.