Matthew Norris, MSW, is a Research Associate with the Center for Health Equity at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community. One of his primary roles at the Indiana Institute is project staff for ADA-Indiana, an organization that provides information, training, and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). He also serves as project coordinator for the Indiana Disability and Health Project, a collaboration between the Institute and the Indiana State Department of Health to engage disability, health, and other community stakeholders in addressing health disparities for people with disabilities.
Before coming to the Indiana Institute, Matt worked at various health and social service organizations in the Bloomington area such as IU Health Bloomington Hospital, the Center for Behavioral Health, and Stone Belt ARC. His several years as an inpatient psychiatric staff at Bloomington Hospital inspired him to pursue his degrees in psychology and social work. During his time at Center for Behavioral Health, he served as a community case manager supporting adults (and families) living with severe mental illness in Monroe, Owen, and Morgan counties. While completing his Masters of Social Work degree, Matt completed his advanced practicums with Stone Belt ARC (Monroe and Lawrence County) and with Healthy Communities of Bartholomew County, housed at Columbus Regional Hospital.
Matt is passionate about community life for people with disabilities. In addition to his work at the Institute, he volunteers with a local group, Monroe County Coalition for Access and Mobility, that promotes more transportation options in the community for people with disabilities and older adults.