Valerie Bradley
Founder and President Emerita of the Human Services Research Institute, Cambridge, USA

Valerie Bradley is a founder and President Emerita of the Human Services Research Institute. 

With more than 40 years of experience, Valerie is a nationally recognized expert in the intellectual and developmental disabilities field. She has devoted her career to working with public agencies and other researchers to strengthen services, improve programs, and inform policy—all as an early advocate for the direct participation of people with disabilities in these efforts. Having helped found the National Core Indicators, she’s relied on nationwide as an expert in best practices in performance measurement and quality improvement. She also helped to design skills standards for direct support professionals, was chair of the President’s Committee on Persons with Intellectual Disabilities, and is a past president of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.