Study to Explore Early Development (SEED)

 
 
Summary
The Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded study that is looking at possible causes and risks for developmental delays and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The Colorado Seed is a collaboration between the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and CDPHE. 
 
Children ages 2-5 and their parents will be asked to take part in the study. Included will be families of: 
  • Children with ASDs.
  • Children with other developmental disabilities.
  • Children without developmental disabilities.
Families in metro Denver who meet certain criteria will be asked to participate.
 
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SEED project staff
 
Principal investigator:
Cordelia Robinson, Ph.D., RN
Professor of pediatrics, psychiatry and preventive medicine
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
 
Project director at CDPHE:
Tiffany White, Ph.D., MSPH
Developmental Disabilities Epidemiologist
Coordinator, autism projects
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
 
Co-investigators:
Ann Reynolds, M.D.
Assistant professor in pediatrics
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
 
Steven Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Associate professor of psychiatry
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
 
Susan Hepburn, Ph.D.
Assistant professor of psychiatry
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
 
Eric Moody, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
 
Epidemiologist:
Carolyn DiGuiseppi, M.D., MPH, Ph.D.
Professor of epidemiology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
 
Project coordinator:
Kristina Hightshoe
JFK Partners, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
 
CDPHE Coordinator:
Leovi Madera
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
 
Research assistants:
Andi McKenzie
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus