Nicholas Gelbar, PhD

Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, UConn Health (Affiliate)

Research Director, UConn UCEDD (Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities)

Research Overview

My research on improving secondary transition outcomes for individuals with disabilities in particular individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I am planning on submitting a grant to NIH focused on extended the medical home to the school in order to improve transition outcomes for individuals with ASD. I am currently involved in a project that is researching the transition from pediatric to adult health care providers for individuals with disabilities. I am also working with a PhD student to complete a systematic review of the literature on health promotions interventions for individuals with disabilities. In summary, my work is focused on bridging the gap between the education and health systems in order to better serve the needs of individuals with disabilities. I also direct partnerships with Special Olympics Connecticut and FAVARH in which we evaluate their exercise and nutrition programs.


BS 2006 Social Studies Education UConn
MEd 2007 Education UConn
PhD 2013 Educational Psychology (School Psychology) UConn

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressUConn Health
A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence In Developmental Disabilities
263 Farmington Avenue, MC 6222
Farmington, CT 06030-6222