Intensity of Interventions for Hearing Loss – Colorado

Mallene Wiggin, PhD, University of Colorado (Funded 2018) This project involves analyzing the data from two large datasets. Both datasets include expressive/receptive language (spoken and signed), developmental, demographic, audiological, and intervention variables. One dataset is from a population study in one state where the intervention system is uniform within the state. The second dataset is […]Read More »

Intensity of Interventions for Hearing Loss – Ohio

 Jareen Meinzen-Derr, PhD, MPH, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Funded 2018) The objective of this proposed research is to assess the effectiveness of early intervention (EI) for improving both short term (language) and longer term (early academic) outcomes in children who are deaf/hard of hearing (D/HH) served through the state of Ohio’s EHDI program. This […]Read More »

Linking EHDI Data

Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, PhD, University of Colorado (Funded 2018) The project team will look up all children on school database and identify any links to early hearing detection and intervention database. We will also attempt to identify any children not identified through EHDI who have information about whether the loss was congenital or acquired. Prepare data […]Read More »

Developmental Monitoring and Language – Delaware

Beth Mineo, PhD, University of Delaware (Funded 2018) The purpose of this project is to examine the feasibility and impact of Lear the Signs. Act Early. (LTSAE) materials on developmental monitoring and language enrichment supports that will be delivered through Women, Infants and Children (WIC) clinics across the state of Delaware. During the pre-intervention period […]Read More »

Developmental Monitoring and Language – Oregon

Katherine Zuckerman, MD, MPH, Oregon Health & Science University (Funded 2018) We will design and pilot test a 3-part intervention to enhance the link between WIC and other early childhood resources. The intervention includes: (1) on-site WIC staff training using CDC Learn the Signs Act Early materials, with emphasis on early literacy and early identification […]Read More »

Developmental Monitoring and Language – Georgia

Daniel Crimmins, PhD, Georgia State University (Funded 2018) The primary purpose of this project is to conduct two randomized control trials (RCTs) separately testing the effects of integrating LTSAE materials into the Parents as Teachers (PAT) home visiting model as a developmental monitoring (DM) activity in Phase 1 / Year 1 and the integration of […]Read More »

Screening for Tics in Children – Florida

Adam Lewin, PhD, University of South Florida (Funded 2018) The purpose of the project is to examine the ability of a brief screener to detect tics/TD in a community sample. Specifically, we will examine the sensitivity/specificity of the MOVeIT (parent and youth versions) to detect tics in a diverse primary care population over the course […]Read More »

Randomized Trial of Quadruple Fortified Salt for Anemia and Birth Defects Prevention in Southern India

Julia Finkelstein, ScD, MPH, Cornell University (Funded 2018) Neural tube closure defects (NTDs) are among the most common and severe adverse pregnancy outcomes in the United States and globally. Women of reproductive age are a high-risk population for anemia and micronutrient deficiencies, and there is increasing evidence of the role of periconceptional nutritional status in […]Read More »

A Randomized-Intervention Trial to Test the Efficacy of a Low Intensity Strategy to Improve Hypertension Medication Adherence among Adults with Intellectual Disability Living at Home

Suzanne McDermott, PhD, University of South Carolina (4 year project, Funded 2017) This study was designed in response to findings from our analysis of South Carolina Medicaid data, which investigated the prescription filling practices of adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) who had a medical diagnosis of hypertension and lived in the community with […]Read More »

DRDC Releases Year 5 Evaluation Report

The DRDC has released its 5th annual evaluation report covering October 2016 through September 2017. The new projects for the year involved 4 institutions, including an investigation into the feasibility and sustainability of a small-scale grain fortification intervention in Tanzania.  There were also 11 continuing projects, and more information about them can be found on the funded grants page. The full evaluation report can be downloaded here:
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