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 DBP faculty are jointly appointed in the Department of Pediatrics and the Center for Human Growth and Development, a research unit under the University of Michigan Office of Research. Faculty areas of investigation are outlined below.

 

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, development and neuroendocrine outcomes in collaboration with Dr. Lozoff and in pediatric sleep disorders. She also conducts follow up of children with elimination disorders. Additional details can be found in her Center for Human Growth & Development (CHGD) profile.

 

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

Betsy Lozoff, M.D., M.S.
Professor
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 directs a large project on iron deficiency in Chile, continues follow-up studies of Costa Rican children who had iron deficiency in infancy, and is part of another large study of micronutrient supplementation in India. 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. 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.

  

 

Jennifer Radesky, M.D.
Dr. Radesky's Michigan Experts page

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.