Name  Title Focus areas Email
Bigelow, Kathryn Associate Research Professor, Juniper Gardens Children's Project
  • Early childhood language and social-emotional development
  • Evidence-based interventions for parents, care providers, home visitors, and early intervention providers
Boyd, Brian Associate Research Professor, Juniper Gardens Children's Project
  • Development and evaluation of evidence-based behavioral interventions for children with ASD
  • Restricted repetitive behaviors in ASD
Brady, Nancy Professor, Speech-Language-Hearing
  • Development of pre-speech communication
  • Relation of pre-speech communication to language development
  • Interventions promoting language
Brumberg, Jonathan Associate Professor, Speech-Language-Hearing
  • Computational neuroscience of speech motor control
  • Neurological mechanisms underlying speech and communication and their use in brain-machine interfaces
Butler, Merlin Professor, Psychiatry and Pediatrics
  • Genetics of obesity with emphasis on Prader-Willi syndrome, autism, psychiatric and behavioral genetics
  • Natural history and delineation of rare and uncommon clinical genetics syndromes
Buzhardt, Jay Associate Research Professor, Juniper Gardens Children's Project
  • Implementation, usability and effectiveness of technology-based intervention, assessment, and training
Carlson, Susan Distinguished Professor, Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Maternal and infant nutririon
  • Prenatal and postnatal interventions to promote positive pregnancy and child neurodevelopmental outcomes
Carlsten Christianson, Julie Anna Associate Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Effect of early life stress and later outcomes
  • Pharmacological and lifestyle interventions to address effects of early stress
Carta, Judith Professor, Special Education
  • Interventions to mitigate the effects of poverty on children's outcomes
  • Developing practices that teachers and parents can use to promote children's language, early literacy, and social outcomes
Christenson, Lane Professor, Molecular and Integrative Physiology
  • Mechanisms and events affecting follicular development and luteal tissue formation during the periovulatory period
Colombo, John Professor, Psychology
  • Neurocognitive development in infancy and early childhood
  • Evaluation of interventions to promote neurodevelopmental outcomes

Davis, Ann

Professor, Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Nutrition and obesity
  • Infant/toddler feeding problems
  • Disruptive behavior disorders, anxiety, and depression
Donnelly, Joseph Director, Center for Physical Activity and Weight Management
  • Weight management and obesity in typically developing and IDD populations
Durham, Dianne Professor, Otolaryngology
  • Effects of altered auditory and vestibular experience on the CNS
  • CNS neuronal cell death
Fleming, Kandace Senior Scientist, Life Span Institute
  • Statistical methods with an emphasis on longitudinal methods and small (low incidence) samples
  • Structural modeling
Greenwood, Charles
Professor, Applied Behavioral Sciences
  • Evidence-based interventions for education with typically-developing and IDD populations
Gunewardena, Sumedha Research Assistant Professor, Molecular and Integrative Physiology
  • Bioinformatics and computational genomics: Modeling protein-DNA interactions
  • Biological sequence analysis
  • Microarray data analysis
  • Biological pathways and network analysis
  • Development of computational tools and databases
Hicks, Tyler
Assistant Research Professor, Life Span Institute
  •  Bayesian approaches to modeling data with reduced sample sizes
Hock, Michael
Director, Center for Research on Learning
  • Development and validation of reading interventions in academically underprepared adolescents and adults

Hull, Holly

Associate Professor, Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Impact of the maternal environment on the health of mothers and offspring
Irvin, Dwight Assistant Research Professor, Juniper Gardens Children's Project
  • Development of measurement approaches to capture movement and location in young children at-risk for or with IDD
Kurth, Jennifer Associate Professor, Special Education
  • Implementing inclusive education
  • Methods for providing appropriate supports and services for individual learners

Lane, Kathleen
Professor, Special Education
  • Design, implementation, and evaluation of models of prevention to prevent the development of learning and behavior challenges
McCarson, Kenneth
Professor, Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics
  • Neurobiology of pain
  • CNS plasticity
  • Behavioral assessment of rats or mice. Rodent models of Tourette Syndrome and undiagnosed genetic conditions in IDD
Mosconi, Matthew
Professor, Applied Behavioral Sciences
  • Sensorimotor dysmaturation and underlying brain mechanisms in neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder and FMR1 related disorders
Nothnick, Warren
Professor, Molecular and Integrative Physiology
  • Physiology and pathophysiologies of the uterus/endometrium, with a primary focus on endometriosis

Nudo, Randolph

Distinguished Professor, Landon Center on Aging
  • Translational science on clinical interventions for aging-related neurological disorders
  • Effects of rehabilitative training on functional plasticity after stroke

Paul, Soumen

Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Transcriptional mechanisms that involve regulate gene expression during mammalian development
Ptomey, Lauren 
Assistant Research Professor, Center for Physical Activity and Weight Management 
  • Impact of diet and physical activity on body composition, cognition, and metabolism in individuals with IDD

Raza, Hashim 

Assistant Professor, Child Language Doctoral Program 
  • Genetic studies of specific language impairment
Rice, Mabel  Distinguished Professor, Speech-Language-Hearing 
  • Language disorders in children
  • The genetics of language acquisition

Rouse, Adam 
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery 
  • Motor control of precise arm and finger movements
  • Brain-machine interfaces
  • Machine learning/data science for neurotechnology

Saadi, Irfan Associate 

Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology 
  • Genetic and molecular mechanisms of birth defects, with a focus on craniofacial malformation

Sailor, Wayne 

Professor, Special Education 
  • Multi-tiered systems of support and response to intervention
  • Schoolwide applications of positive behavior interventions and support for typically-developing and IDD populations

Saunders, Kathryn 

Senior Scientist, Life Span Institute 
  • Interventions for and assessment of reading with IDD populations
  • Discrete trial instruction in ASD

Schnitz, Alana 

Assistant Research Professor, Juniper Gardens Children's Project
  • Teacher and parent training programs
  • Positive behavioral supports to families with typically-developing children and children with IDD

Shogren, Karrie 

Professor, Special Education 
  • Self-determination and systems of support for students with IDD
  • Contextual factors that impact outcomes for students with IDD

Smith, Peter 

Professor, Molecular and Integrative Physiology 
  • Autonomic neurobiology
  • Peripheral sensory axon growth
  • Neuroplasticity and regeneration
  • IDD

Soares, Michael 

Distinguished Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 
  • Mechanisms of placental development
  • Effects of maternal environment on placental adaptations
  • Fetal adaptations and impacts on adult health and disease

Storkel, Holly 

Professor, Speech-Language-Hearing 
  • Word learning in typically-developing populations
  • Word-learning deficits in children with language disorders
  • Development of effective treatments for language impairments

Thiemann-Bourque, Kathy 

Associate Research Professor, Juniper Gardens Children's Project 
  • Alternative and augmentative communication approaches to functional communication and reciprocal interactions between young children with ASD and classmates without disabilities in inclusive settings
Thompson, James 
Professor, Special Education 
  • Support/needs assessment and planning with children and adults with IDD and related developmental disabilities

Veatch, Olivia 

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Use of computational genetics, bioinformatics and in vitro studies to translate genetics data into clinically useful knowledge
  • Use of genetics to inform the treatment of disorders of the brain

Vivian, Jay 

Research Associate Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 
  • Development of pluripotent stem cells and genetically modified mice for modeling rare undiagnosed neurodegenerative disorders

Walker, Dale 
Research Professor, Juniper Gardens Children's Project 
  • Effects of early experience and caregiver-child interaction on language development and school performance
  • Development and evaluation of interventions for promotion of language in typically-developing and IDD populations
Warren, Steven 
Distinguished Professor, Speech-Language-Hearing 
  • Communication and language development in children with IDD
  • Effects of different types of communication and language interventions and the manner in which children with specific disorders (e.g. Down syndrome, FXS) respond to these interventions
Wehmeyer, Michael 
Distinguished Professor, Special Education 
  • Self-determination, positive psychology and disability
  • Education and inclusion of students with extensive support needs
  • Technology use by people with cognitive disabilities

Wills, Howard  

Associate Professor, Educational Pscyhology 
  • Evidence-based academic and behavioral interventions for students with challenging behavior
  • Development and evaluation of multi-tiered systems of support and classroom management interventions
  • Technology based self-monitoring to support children and adults with IDD

Zheng, X. Long

Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Reproductive physiology
  • Protein c inhibitor in human reproduction abd fertilization
  • Reproductive endocrinology