Kristin Hamre, Ph.D., MPH

Assistant Professor

Area of responsibility: IU Bloomington


2160 Discovery Parkway
Bloomington, Indiana 47401
Office: (812) 856-7896
khamre@iu.edu

Bio/Education:

Kristin Hamre, PhD, MSW, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Indiana University Bloomington. Her research focuses on policies and practices to support individuals with disabilities and their families across the life course. She focuses on disability policy and services, guardianship issues, family experiences, autism, and the intersections of disability with culture, health and human rights.  Specific research projects focus on less restrictive alternatives to guardianship, health promotion and outcomes for families with children with autism and related intellectual and developmental disabilities, and systemic supports for families with members with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has presented her research internationally, nationally, and locally, as well as given invited talks on topics such as ethics and health and human rights related to disability issues, and working with communities and estimating autism prevalence. 

Hamre received the IU Trustees Teaching Award for excellence in teaching in 2021. She holds a PhD in Social Work from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Social Work and a Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota, and a Graduate Certificate in Disability Policy and Services from the University of Minnesota; she also completed a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellowship. Hamre holds an undergraduate degree (majors: English, Psychology, Women's Studies) from St. Olaf College (majors: English, Psychology, Women’s Studies).  Prior to joining the faculty at Indiana University, Dr. Hamre served as Director of the MN-ADDM, a part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, a federally-funded program providing national prevalence estimates on children with autism spectrum disorder. In this capacity, her research focused on autism in the Twin Cities Somali community.

Publications / Presentations:

Publications

Hewitt, A., Stancliffe, R., Hall-Lande, J., Nord, D., Pettingell, S., Hamre, K., Hallas-Muchow L. (2017). Characteristics of adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder who use residential services and supports through adult developmental disability services in the United States. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Hewitt, A., Hamre, K., Nye-Lengerman, K., Hall-Lande, J., & Hallas-Muchow, L. (2016). Community Living and Participation for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. In Singh, Nirbhay N. (Ed.) Clinical Handbook of Evidence Based Practices for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: Springer.

Nord, D.,Hamre, K., Hewitt, A., & Kang, Y. (2015). The U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A status report.Policy Research Brief, 25(2), Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota.

Hamre, K., Gulaid, A. (2015). Minneapolis Somali Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence. LEND Brief: ASD and culture, 34-35. Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota LEND Program, University of Minnesota.

Hamre, K. (2015). Minneapolis Somali Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Project. Research for the Common Good. School of Social Work: University of Minnesota.

Hewitt, A., Punyko, J., Esler, A., Hamre, K., Reichle, J., Hall-Lande, J., Gulaid, A., Adawe, A., Parker-McGowan, Q. (2014). Minneapolis Somali Autism Project Technical Report. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, Research and Training Center on Community Living, Institute on Community Integration.

Nord, D., Kang, Y., Ticha, R., Hamre, K., Fay, M., & Mosely, C. (2014). Residential size and individual outcomes: As assessment of existing National Core Indicators research. Policy Research Brief, 24(3), Minneapolis, MN: Research and Training Center on Community Living at the University of Minnesota.

Nord, D., Hamre, K., & Nye-Lengerman, K. (2014). Understanding Community Poverty, Housing, and Disability. Policy Research Brief, 24(2), Minneapolis, MN: Research and Training Center on Community Living at the University of Minnesota.

Hewitt, A., Gulaid, A., Hamre, K., Esler, A., Punyko, J., Reichle, J. & Reiff, M. (2013). Minneapolis Somali autism spectrum disorder prevalence project: Community report 2013. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration, Research and Training Center on Community Living.

Weaver, L., Donohue, E., Hedtke, B., Anderson, J., Martin, H., Wanduragala, D., Hamre, K., Woywod, W., Eide, K., Rudolf, S., Landry, K., Karan, E., Lee, S., Schultz, C., Gille, C. (2010). Comparing Health Systems: Can the United States learn from other countries? Minnesota Medicine. Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota Medical Association.

Presentations

Esler, A.,Hall-Lande, J., Hamre, K., Poynter, J., Gulaid, A., Hallas-Muchow, L., & Hewitt, A. (2017). Differences in the Behavioral Phenotype of ASD in a Population Sample of Somali, White, Non-Somali Black, and Hispanic Children. College of Education and Human Development Research Day: Minneapolis, MN.

Esler, A., Hall-Lande, J., Hamre, K., Poynter, J., Gulaid, A., Hallas-Muchow, L., & Hewitt, A. (2016). Differences in the Behavioral Phenotype of ASD in a Population Sample of Somali, White, Non-Somali Black, and Hispanic Children. AUCD Conference 2016: Washington, DC.

Hewitt, A., Hamre, K., Esler, A., Hall-Lande, J. (2015). Findings from the Minneapolis Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Project. International Meeting for Autism Research. International Society for Autism Research. Salt Lake City, UT.

Nye-Lengerman, K., Hamre, K., Hall-Lande, J., Gulaid, A. (2015). Understanding Autism prevalence in Minneapolis: Building culturally responsive communities. MN Autism Society state conference. Minneapolis, MN.

Hewitt, A., Gulaid, A., Hamre, K., Esler, A., Punyko, J., Reichle, J., Reiff, M. (2014). Minneapolis Autism Spectrum Disorders Prevalence Project: ASD prevalence in the Somali community. International Meeting for Autism Research. International Society for Autism Research. Atlanta, GA.

Hewitt, A., Hamre, K. (2013). Minneapolis Somali Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Project. Association on University Centers on Disability. Washington, DC.

Hamre, K., Nye-Lengerman, K. (2012). Twin Cities Zambia Disability Connection (TCZDC): Using education and networking to facilitate inclusive communities in Zambia and the United States. International Social Work Conference. Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN.

Hamre, K. (2012). Eugenics in Minnesota and beyond: the rise and fall of the campaign to erase the "other." School of Social Work History Conference. St. Paul, MN.

Hamre, K. (2011). Combating Autism Act: Stakeholders’ Role in the Policy Process. School of Social Work Social WelfarePolicy Conference. St. Paul, MN.

Hamre, K., Bogenschutz, M. & Nord, D. (2011). The Twin Cities-Zambia Disability Connection: Creating Community to Support Inclusion of People with Disabilities. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: St. Paul, MN.

Bogenschutz, M., Nord, D., & Hamre, K. (2010). The Twin Cities-Zambia Disability Connection: A collaborative model for training & community development. Presented at Research Day hosted by the University of Minnesota, College of Education and Human Development. Minneapolis, MN.

Nord, D., Bogenschutz, M., & Hamre, K. (2009). Human rights in Zambia: Challenges and progress. Presented at the Minnesota State Conference on Human Rights and Disability. Minneapolis, MN.