The department engages in clinically-based research that studies that impact of prematurity on development and health outcomes. The research has implications for medical treatments, potential interventions and policy changes.
Examples include research that:
- assesses the developmental outcomes of infants who were in the neonatal intensive care unit, experienced a lack of oxygen and received a CoolCap treatment;
- determines the long-term social-emotional and academic outcomes of 1st grade children with a history of prematurity.
The Interdisciplinary Center for Program Evaluation studies:
- efficacy of early childhood programs on child and family outcomes.
- interventions that promote early literacy practices.
- strategies that promote parent-school partnerships.
- the effectiveness of implementing two generation programming.
- interventions designed to close the achievement gap for at-risk students including extended school year, instructional coaching and positive behavioral supports and birth to age 8 programming to engage families and increase quality instruction.