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Melissa Bjelland

Research Associate
Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability

Overview

Melissa Bjelland received her Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University with specializations in the fields of labor economics, health economics, and econometrics. In January 2008, she joined the faculty of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. As a Research Associate within the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, she advances knowledge of the labor force experiences of people with disabilities by examining a variety of survey and administrative data. In addition to her research activities, she assists in grant writing, identifying new funding sources, developing grant outlines and materials, and conceptualizing special research and knowledge dissemination projects.

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Susanne Marie Bruyere, Sarah von Schrader, Melissa Jo Bjelland, Wendy Coduti. 2011. U.S. employment disability discrimination charges: Implications for disability management practice, International Journal of Disability Management . 5(2):48-58.
  • Susanne Marie Bruyere, Sarah von Schrader, Melissa Jo Bjelland, Wendy Coduti. 2011. United States employment disability discrimination charges: Implications for disability management practice, International Journal of Disability Management . 5(2):48-58.
  • Susanne Marie Bruyere, Sarah von Schrader, Wendy Coduti, Melissa Jo Bjelland. 2010. U.S. Employment Disability Discrimination Charges: Implications for Disability Management Practice, International Journal of Disability Management . 5(4):48-58.
  • Melissa Jo Bjelland, Susanne Marie Bruyere, Sarah von Schrader, Andrew J Houtenville, Antonio Ruiz-Quintanilla, Doug Webber. 2009. Age and Disability Employment Discrimination: Occupational Rehabilitation Implications, Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation .