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 »

Predictors of Onset of Common Health Conditions and Receipt of Preventive Services among Adults with Disabilities

Project Title:  Disability and Health: Predictors of onset of common health conditions and receipt of preventive services among adults with disabilities Principal Investigator: Suzanne McDermott, PhD, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia SC Funding Dates (3 years): September 30, 2012 – September 29, 2015 Project Description and Objectives The goal of […]Read More »