Jill Bezyak

Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling and Sciences, Principal Investigator
Rocky Mountain ADA Center and University of Northern Colorado


Dr. Jill Bezyak is the Principal Investigator for the Rocky Mountain ADA Center and is responsible for coordinating all research projects and partners, along with disseminating research results to a national audience in various formats. Dr. Bezyak helped move the Rocky Mountain ADA Center to its current home at the University of Northern Colorado in March of 2023, and she manages the coordination of RMADAC initiatives with UNC’s mission and policies. She has worked closely with the RMADAC since 2009 on various research initiatives. Dr. Bezyak is also a Professor and Program Coordinator of Rehabilitation Counseling Sciences at UNC. She received her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Rehabilitation Psychology, and she is a licensed psychologist with clinical experience in psychiatric rehabilitation, substance abuse, and chronic illness. Her research interests include health promotion of individuals with disabilities, evidence-based practice, and implementation strategies of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Dr. Bezyak also serves as an Associate Editor for Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, and she enjoys working closely with undergraduate and graduate students to develop their clinical and research interests.