Debra Brucker

Research Assistant Professor, Institute on Disability
Master in Public Policy Faculty

Dr. Debra Brucker is a Master in Public Policy faculty member. Dr. Brucker has over 20 years of applied health and social policy research experience. She has held research positions in academic institutions, private research organizations, and state government agencies. In her current position as a research assistant professor at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability, Dr. Brucker uses national survey data to examine the economic, health, and social well-being of persons with disabilities. Her federally funded work in this area has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Disability and Health Journal, and Social Science Quarterly. Dr. Brucker also has nearly 10 years of undergraduate and graduate quantitative methods and public policy teaching experience.


Dr. Brucker received a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and criminal justice and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Delaware. She earned her doctorate in urban planning and public policy from Rutgers University.