Research Areas research areas


  • My program of research aims to understand the developmental needs of young children, study and test evidence-informed interventions for this population, and examine leadership frameworks that support cross-systems collaborations for health and education professionals. My research is grounded in practice and engages external partners in collaborative efforts to understand, inform and advance current practice across health and education systems for children and youth with developmental disabilities and the professionals who work with them. Collaborators have included partners in pediatrics, federal Part C early intervention programs, and programs aimed at improving the implementation of services and supports (such as Maternal and Child Health, community-based organizations). My work is grounded in a developmental systems model, which provides a framework for early intervention services for young children. This model recognizes that child developmental outcomes are influenced by family patterns of interaction.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 Advancing Leadership Skills: A Multiyear Examination of LEND Trainee Self-Efficacy Growth.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  22:1377-1383. 2018
    2017 An Evaluation of the Research Evidence on the Early Start Denver ModelJournal of Early Intervention.  39:321-338. 2017
    2016 Advancing MCH Interdisciplinary/Interprofessional Leadership Training and Practice Through a Learning Collaborative.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  20:2247-2253. 2016
    2015 Transforming LEND leadership training curriculum through the maternal and child health leadership competencies.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  19:300-307. 2015
    2014 Pediatric healthcare professionals' views on autism spectrum disorder screening at 12-18 months.Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.  44:2311-2328. 2014
    2011 Development and Psychometric Validation of the Family Outcomes Survey-RevisedJournal of Early Intervention.  33:6-23. 2011
    2010 Infants and Toddlers With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Early Identification and Early InterventionJournal of Early Intervention.  32:75-98. 2010


    Year Title
    2011 Promoting Family Outcomes in Early Intervention.  668-684. 2011

    Teaching Activities

  • Inclusive Curriculum Taught course 2019
  • Inclusive Curriculum Taught course 2018
  • Inclusive Curriculum Taught course 2017
  • Inclusive Curriculum Taught course 2016
  • Inclusive Curriculum Taught course 2015
  • Inclusive Curriculum Taught course 2014
  • Curriculum Yng Child with SN Taught course 2014
  • Spc Top/Neurodev&Rel Disorders Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • A.A. Special Education, Cape Cod Comm College
  • B.A. Music Edu/Curriculum & Inst., Westfield State College
  • M.Ed. Early Childhood Education, University of New Hampshire
  • Ph.D. Erly Childhood Interv&Literacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Full Name

  • Elizabeth Humphreys
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Institute on Disability

    103 Pettee Hall, 55 College Road

    Durham, New Hampshire  03824