Robyn Powell

Robyn Powell

Bruce R. Jacob Visiting Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Brandeis University
M.A., Brandeis University
J.D., Suffolk University Law School
B.S. Bridgewater State University

Law Review Articles
Applying the Health Justice Framework to Address Health and Health Care Inequities Experienced by People with Disabilities During and After COVID-19, 96 Washington Law Review (forthcoming 2021)

Barriers and Facilitators to Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act by the Child Welfare System: Insights from Interviews with Disabled Parents, Child Welfare Workers, and Attorneys. 32 Stanford Law & Policy Review (forthcoming 2020) (with Sasha Albert)

The Americans with Disabilities Act and Termination of Parental Rights Cases: An Examination of Appellate Decisions Involving Disabled Mothers. 39 Yale Law & Policy Review (forthcoming 2020) (with Susan L. Parish, Monika Mitra, Michael Waterstone, and Stephen Fournier)

Terminating the Parental Rights of Mothers with Disabilities: An Empirical Legal Analysis. 85 Missouri Law Review (forthcoming 2020) (with Susan L. Parish, Monika Mitra, Michael Waterstone, and Stephen Fournier) 

Responding to the Legal Needs of Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities. 38 Law & Inequality 69 (2020) (with Susan L. Parish, Monika Mitra, and Joanne Nicholson)

Family Law, Parents with Disabilities, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, 57 Family Court Review 37 (2019) (peer-reviewed) (invited) 

Safeguarding the Rights of Parents with Intellectual Disabilities in Child Welfare Cases: The Convergence of Social Science and Law, 20 CUNY Law Review 127 (2017) (symposium) 

Persons with Disabilities and Their Sexual, Reproductive, and Parenting Rights: An International Comparative Analysis, 11 Frontiers of Law in China 53 (2016) (with Michael A. Stein) (peer-reviewed) (invited)

Peer-Reviewed Articles
Supporting Disabled Parents and Their Families: Perspectives and Recommendations from Parents, Attorneys, and Child Welfare Professionals. Journal of Public Child Welfare (forthcoming 2020) (with Sasha Albert) 

Perceived Community-Based Needs of Low-Income Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities who Experienced Legal Challenges to their Parenting Rights. Children and Youth Services Review (forthcoming 2020) (with Monika Mitra, Joanne Nicholson, and Susan L. Parish) 

Role of Family Caregivers Regarding Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women and Girls with Intellectual Disability: A Scoping Review. 64 Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 131 (2020) (with Susan L. Parish, Monika Mitra, and Eliana Rosenthal)

Adaptive Parenting Strategies Used by Mothers with Physical Disabilities Caring for Infants and Toddlers, 27 Health & Social Care in the Community 889 (2019) (with Monika Mitra, Suzanne C. Smeltzer, Linda M. Long-Bellil, Lauren D. Smith, Eliana Rosenthal, and Lisa Iezzoni)

Disparities in Child Protective Services: Commentary on Kaplan et al. (2019), 70 Psychiatric Services 209 (2019) (with Joanne Nicholson)

Reproductive Cancer Treatment Hospitalizations of US Women with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 56 Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities 1 (2018) (with Susan L. Parish, Esther Son, and Leah Igdalsky)

Breastfeeding Among Women with Physical Disabilities in the United States, 34 Journal of Human Lactation 253 (2018) (with Monika Mitra, Suzanne C. Smeltzer, Linda M. Long-Bellil, Lauren D. Smith, Eliana Rosenthal, and Lisa Iezzoni)

Family Attitudes and Reactions Towards Pregnancy Among Women with Physical Disabilities, 27 Women’s Health Issues 345 (2017) (with Monika Mitra, Suzanne C. Smeltzer, Linda M. Long-Bellil, Lauren D. Smith, and Lisa Iezzoni)

The Health and Economic Wellbeing of US Mothers with Intellectual Impairments, 30 Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 456 (2017) (with Susan L. Parish)

 Health Care Changes for Children with Special Health Care Needs, 2005-2011, 21 Maternal and Child Health Journal 524 (2017) (with Thomas Sannicandro, Susan L. Parish, and Ester Son)

RE: Menstrual Management for Adolescents with Disabilities, 138 Pediatrics e20163112A (2016) (with Erin E. Andrews and Kara Ayers)

Behavioural and Cognitive Outcomes in Young Children of Mothers with Intellectual Impairments, 61 Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 50 (2016) (with Susan L. Parish)

Health of Young Children whose Mothers have Intellectual Disabilities, 121 American Journal on Intellectual and developmental disabilities 281 (2016) (with Susan L. Parish and Ilhom Akobirshoev)

Consumers’ and Workers’ Perspectives about Consumer-Directed Services in the United States, 9 Disability and Health Journal 464 (2016) (with Jamie G. Swaine, Susan L. Parish, and Leah Igdalsky)

Federal Agencies Say State Cannot Discriminate Against Parents with Disabilities, 34 Child Law Practice 46 (2015)

Can Parents Lose Custody Simply because they are Disabled?, 31 GP Solo 14 (2014)

From the Delivery Room to the Courtroom: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities, Health Law Reporter(2014).

Federal Agency Shines Light on Parents with Disabilities and Their Children, 9 Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, CW360° 26 (2013)

Civil Rights, Disability, and Health Care: Why Doesn’t Anyone Care?, 24 Health Law Reporter (2009) (with Dennis Heaphy)

Book Chapters
Persons with Disabilities and Public Health Ethics, Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics 219, Oxford University Press. (2019) (with Monika Mitra and Linda Long-Bellil)