Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Pain Interventions for People with Longstanding Disability

Pain, chronic pain, and pain management are of considerable interest in health care, however, little information is readily available about pain prevalence or management for people with longstanding disability. The overall goal for this project is to identify and report on literature related to pain and pain interventions for people with longstanding disability. As is […]Read More »

Assessing Impact of cCMV Infection on Development and Language in Infants Identified by a Universal Screening Program

Lifelong disabilities are caused by congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection; thus, there is a need to develop data-driven, rational newborn screening and intervention policies. The practice of targeted screening for cCMV – based on signs and symptoms of disease (included a failed newborn hearing screen) at birth – has been advocated by many groups. However, many […]Read More »

Impact of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) on the Educational Costs and Placements of Hearing Impaired Children

Currently, there are no studies with longitudinal data of placement and outcomes of children before and after the development of EHDI systems. The broad long term goal of this research project is to investigate the cost benefit for children with educationally significant hearing loss as a result of universal newborn hearing screening/early hearing detection and […]Read More »

Utilization of Hospital Services for Opioid Users with Disabilities, using Population-based nationally representative data

Suzanne McDermott, PhD, University of South Carolina (Funded 2018) The overall goal for this project is to describe the opioid prescription filling experience for people with a range of disabilities, and to characterize their use of inpatient hospital and Emergency Department (ED) services during a two-year period. Publicly available National Health Interview Study (NHIS) data will be linked […]Read More »

Accelerated Timeline for EHDI Benchmarks

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

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 »