Technical Assistant Consultant
American Institutes for Research
Spring Branch, Texas
Ann Williams Outlaw, M.A., leads Dissemination and Utilization activities for the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR). She has more than 15 years of experience, and has dedicated the past nine years to developing expertise in disability research and knowledge translation. In her current position, Outlaw conducts a variety of knowledge translation (KT) and technical assistance (TA) activities including outreach to consumer and stakeholder groups to ensure research is useful, needs assessments of stakeholders, designing accessible online and in-person training events, and creation of resources that meet the needs of the end-user. In addition, she implements, hosts, and disseminates online and in-person training for researchers, state entities, people with disabilities, and service providers from the U.S. and abroad. Outlaw provides customized TA to statewide demonstration awardees to design and implement processes to increase employment retention and labor force participation of individuals who are ill and injured.
Prior to joining SEDL (merged with AIR January 1, 2015) in 2011, Outlaw was a policy analyst at the Texas Council on Family Violence, where she focused on monitoring legislation, providing training and technical assistance on best practices of safe technology use by survivors of domestic violence, supporting the legal rights of people with limited English proficiency, and researching trends for constituents. Previously, she worked with community service providers as an advocate for many populations, including student survivors of dating violence and sexual assault, homeless youth, people with HIV/AIDS, and people with autism and other disabilities. Outlaw holds a B.S.W. with honors from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago and an M.A. in Gender Studies from University College London.
Saturday, October 24, 2020
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM EST