July 1, 2020

Research Opportunity for Veterans living with Spinal Cord Injuries

Please note that this is not a University of Michigan Research Study. As such we are not responsible for your participation in this study. If interested we urge you to investigate it by contacting the investigators directly and speaking to your doctor if you have any concerns.

Study Title: Striving to Work and Overcoming Employment Barriers Among Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury

  • Principal Investigator: John O'Neill, PhD- Director, Employment & Disability Research Kessler Foundation

Are you a Veteran living with a SCI?
Have you worked or looked for a job since the onset of your SCI?


The purpose of this project is to identify:

  1. specific barriers to employment
  2. effective strategies used to overcome these barriers that Veterans with spinal cord injuries (SCis) encounter when striving to work, that is, when trying to find a job or while on the job.

Who can participate?

Veterans living with SCIs who...

  • Are between 18 and 64 years old
  • Have worked or looked for work since the year 2000 and after onset of SCI
  • Receive care or have participated in research at Kessler or an SCI Model System Center

What will happen?

  • Answer questionnaires about yourself (45 to 60 minutes)
  • Participate in an interview (up to 1 hour) to talk about experiences you've had while looking for a job or while working. 
  • Receive $50 compensation for your time. 

For More Information Contact:

Conner Clark, Research Assistant, Kessler Foundation