The focus of my research interests is varied but the common themes involve underserved populations, developmental disabilities, screening and intervention. I work within a team of clinicians and researchers to understand disparities in access to services among children with developmental disabilities, improving developmental screening rates in the community, improving health and clinical services for children with developmental disabilities.
Another area of interest has been in pediatric obesity prevention in children with developmental disabilities. We are actively engaged in partnering in the community to develop effective obesity interventions.
"You Can Turn off the Light If You'd Like": Pediatric Health Care Visits for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder as an Interactional Achievement. Med Anthropol Q. 2015 Dec; 29(4):531-55. View in: PubMed
Do Children with Autism Overutilize the Emergency Department? Examining Visit Urgency and Subsequent Hospital Admissions. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Oct 31. View in: PubMed
MRI detection of brown adipose tissue with low fat content in newborns with hypothermia. Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Feb; 32(2):107-17. View in: PubMed
Otoacoustic emissions: a valid, efficient first-line hearing screen for preschool children. J Sch Health. 2009 Apr; 79(4):147-52. View in: PubMed
Childhood obesity: nursing policy implications. J Pediatr Nurs. 2006 Aug; 21(4):308-10. View in: PubMed