Research in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

Each faculty member in the Division of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics is active in research. Faculty members are funded by the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, private foundations, and internally through University of Michigan initiatives. All faculty are also members of the Center for Human Growth and Development

 

Dr. Felt 

Barbara T. Felt, M.D. M.S. 
Clinical Professor
truefelt@umich.edu

Dr. Felt is board-certified in Pediatrics and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. Her research focuses on the effects of early iron deficiency with or without anemia (IDA) on behavior and development in pediatric sleep disorders. She also conducts follow up of children with elimination disorders. Clinically, she focuses on elimination and sleep disorders.

 

Betsy Lozoff, M.D., M.S.

Betsy Lozoff, M.D., M.S.
Professor Emeritus
blozoff@umich.edu

Dr. Lozoff is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician whose research focuses on the effects of iron deficiency anemia on infant behavior and development. She continues involvement in several ongoing international follow-up studies in this area. The results of research by Dr. Lozoff and others indicate that there are long-lasting developmental disadvantages among children who had iron deficiency as infants. Additional details can be found in her Center for Human Growth & Development (CHGD) profile.

 

Julie C. Lumeng, M.D.
Professor

jlumeng@umich.edu

Dr. Lumeng is board certified in Pediatrics and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics and the Director of the Center for Human Growth and Development. Her research focuses on biobehavioral predictors of obesity risk in young, low-income children, maternal feeding beliefs and practices, and the conduct of behavioral intervention trials for obesity prevention in the preschool-age range. She also examines Head Start as a venue for obesity prevention. Her research focuses on low-income children. Additional details can be found in her Center for Human Growth & Development (CHGD) profile.

 

Tiffany Munzer, M.D.

Tiffany Munzer, M.D.
Clinical Lecturer
chungti@med.umich.edu

Dr. Munzer is a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician whose research focuses on parent child interactions around e-books versus traditional formats. She is particularly interested in the clinical evaluation of children with Autism and other general developmental behavioral areas.

 

Megan Pesch, M.D.

Megan H. Pesch, M.D.
Assistant Professor
pesch@umich.edu  

Dr. Pesch is a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician whose research focuses on risk factors for childhood obesity. She has particular interest in the influential role of parents and parenting on obesity risk during the first several years of children’s lives. Clinically, she focuses on developmental behavioral problems including Autism in children under 10 years.

 

  

Jennifer Radesky, M.D.
Assistant Professor
jradesky@umich.edu

Dr. Radesky is a board-certified Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician whose research interests include use of mobile technology by parents and young children and how this relates to child self-regulation, parent mental health, and parent-child interaction. Clinically, her work focuses on developmental and behavioral problems in low-income and underserved populations, family advocacy, parent-child relationship difficulties, and autism spectrum disorder.

 

Dr. Shah

Prachi E. Shah, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor

prachis@umich.edu

Dr. Shah is board certified in Pediatrics and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. Her research focuses on the developmental and behavioral needs of young children born at risk with the majority of her time spent focused on the developmental and behavioral needs of infants born prematurely. In particular, she examines the unique developmental and behavioral profiles of infants born late preterm (i.e., between 34-36 weeks gestational age). Additional details can be found in her Center for Human Growth & Development (CHGD) profile.