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Tobey Partch-Davies
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Project Director, Poverty and Disability Research
University of New Hampshire


Before obtaining a joint appointment at the Institute on Disability and The Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire, Tobey Partch-Davies served for six years as founding director of the Center for Community Economic Development & Disability at Southern New Hampshire University, where she served as Principal Investigator for a sub-study of a National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) funded Asset Accumulation and Tax Policy Project; the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) funded Living with Independence, Freedom & Equality (LIFE) Project, and the Principal Investigator for several CMS funded sub-studies for New Hampshire’s Medicaid Infrastructure Grant. Ms. Partch-Davies is the Principal Investigator for the experimentally designed REAL Opportunity Study, a NIDRR funded Asset Accumulation and Economic Self Sufficiency Study in partnership with the Burton Blatt Institute of Syracuse University. She is the Principal Investigator for the New Hampshire Medicaid Buy In Utilization project in partnership with Mathematica Policy Research, the co-Principal Investigator for the Employment Infrastructure Evaluation, and the project manager for the Employment Indicator System, a multi-system, web-based, quality improvement tracking system for the employment development of people with disabilities, all sub-studies affiliated with New Hampshire’s Medicaid Infrastructure Grant. Ms. Partch-Davies has extensive experience implementing systems change efforts in the area of asset building and community economic development. She received an ABD/Ph.D. in Community Economic Development & Policy from Southern New Hampshire University-School of Community Economic Development and a M.S. in Community Economic Development from New Hampshire College.