Ilka K. Riddle, PhD

Director, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-3620

Fax 513-803-0072

Email ilka.riddle@cchmc.org

Research Interests

Healthcare transition of children and youth with special health care needs; health disparities and health equity for individuals with disabilities

As the director of the University of Cincinnati University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UC UCEDD), Ilka Riddle, PhD, is responsible for achieving the four core functions of a UCEDD: interdisciplinary training, community services and collaborations, research and information dissemination. UC UCEDD achieves its goals through the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Disabilities (LEND) interdisciplinary training program; community partnerships on self-advocacy, transition, employment, housing and healthy living; research on transition and sharing of disability and other relevant information with individuals with disabilities, family members, caregivers, health care providers, state and community agencies staff, policy makers and legislators. Dr. Riddle participates on a variety of state advisory and task forces to provide technical assistance on disability, conducts research on health care transition, engages with the national Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) on disability-relevant topics and works with local, regional and state partners on a variety of initiatives to improve community integration and inclusion of people with disabilities.

MS: University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 2001.

PhD: University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 2006.

Antosh AA, Blair M, Edwards K, Goode T, Hewitt A, Izzo M, Johnson DR, Raynor O, Riddle I, Shanley JL, Walker R Jr,  Wehmeyer M. A collaborative interagency, interdisciplinary approach to transition from adolescents to adulthood. Silver Spring, MD: Association of University Centers on Disabilities. 2013.

Yang Y, Havercamp SM, Riddle IK, Coleman ES, Sahr TR, Ashmead RD. Disability and Health in Ohio. Public Health Needs Assessment. Ohio Disability and Health Program, Nisonger Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. 2013.

Riddle IK, Romelczyk S, Sparling E. Effective communication for health care providers: A guide for caring for individuals with disabilities. Center for Disabilities Studies, University of Delaware, Newark, DE. 2011.

Tressel P, Romelczyk S, Riddle IK, Sparling E. Disability and health in Delaware. Delaware Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2009 select data. Center for Disabilities Studies, University of Delaware, Newark, DE. 2011.

Galonsky P, Riddle IK, Romelczyk S, Sparling E, Tressell P. Health and disability in Delaware. 2008 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Center for Disabilities Studies, University of Delaware, Newark, DE. 2010.

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (UCEDD). Principal Investigator. Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Jul 2012–Jun 2017.

Improving the Health of People with Disabilities through State-Based Public Health Programs. Co-Investigator. National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University. Jul 2012–Jun 2015.