I conduct research on pediatric sleep and parent-child interventions. Currently, I am the PI (R01HD082129) for "Increasing Sleep Health Literacy in Head Start: A Social-Ecological Approach." This NIH-funded R01 aims to empower families in early childhood programs with the knowledge and self-management skills needed to obtain healthy sleep via interpersonal, organizational, community, and policy level interventions. A stepped wedge cluster randomized trial in Head Start will test effects upon child, parent, and classroom outcomes; a policy evaluation will assess the impact of knowledge translation strategies. I am also the Co-PI for R01 (MD-010460) "Obesity and Caries in Young Couthg Aisan Children:Common Risk Factor Approach."
I am also the Co-Director of the University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), at the Rose F. Kennedy Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (RFK CERC). In this role, I foster research at CERC, write grants, and represent the UCEDD at national meetings. I wrote and oversee the UCEDD grant imlementation that includes a wide range of community projects such as development of a Medical-Legal Partnership. and program planning for transition age youth. I work closely wiht Speech-Languagge Pathology team, in particular on research projects.
As UCEDD Co-Director, I direct(ed) a number of federal and state funded research and evaluatoin projects including:Regional Support Center for Children and Your with Special Health Care Needs (funded by NYS DOH); Early Intervention Improvement Porgram (NYS DOH), and; Learn the Signs/Act Early Book Development (CDC).
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