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    2012 Presentations

  • (November 2012)

    Detroit School Based Health Collaborative: Focus group findings to inform project development

    Okungbowa-Ikponmwosa, J., Mortensen, J., Saint Gilles, M., Calhoun, K., McNall, M., & Stewart, G.

    Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

    San Jose, California

  • (November 2012)

    Writing evaluation plans for National Science Foundation grants

    Van Egeren, L. A.

    Evaluation Circle, Michigan State University, Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative

    East Lansing, Michigan

  • (October 2012)

    The importance of cultural competence when evaluating youth interventions

    Kornbluh, M., Roddy, L., Wu, H.-C., & Van Egeren, L. A.

    Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association Conference

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • (October 2012)

    Family substance use and Head Start teacher’s perceptions of children’s behavior

    Lee, K.-S., Fitzgerald, H. E., Barnes-Najor, J. V., Bellow, A., Farrell, P., & Gerde, H.

    Poster presented at the 6th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education

    Barcelona, Spain

  • (October 2012)

    Family substance use and Head Start teacher’s perceptions of children’s behavior

    Lee, K.-S., Fitzgerald, H. E., Barnes-Najor, J. V., Bellow, A., Farrell, P., & Gerde, H.

    Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Native Children’s Research Exchange

    Denver, Colorado

  • (October 2012)

    Health disparities between Arab and Chaldean Americans in southeast Michigan and Michigan residents: Differences in access to health providers and insurance

    Perlstadt, H., Gasteyer, S., Hassoun, R., McNall, M., & Nawyn, S.

    Sixth International Conference on Health Issues in Arab Communities

    Dearborn, Michigan

  • (October 2012)

    Master Teacher Series—Powering up for the Head Start on Science program: Using power analysis to plan the sample size required for a multi-site cluster randomized trial

    Pierce, S. J., Van Egeren, L. A., & Reyes-Gastelum, D.

    Demonstration session presented at the 26th annual conference of the American Evaluation Association

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • (October 2012)

    Obtaining balanced intervention and control groups in a multi-site cluster randomized trial: Minimization as an alternative to randomization in the Head Start on Science program

    Reyes-Gastelum, D., Pierce, S. J., & Van Egeren, L. A.

    Presentation at the 26th annual conference of the American Evaluation Association

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • (October 2012)

    Using cost-effective processes to develop large-scale data-driven continuous improvement systems for local programs

    Van Egeren, L. A., Garner, A., Wu, H. -C., & Smith, C.

    Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • (October 2012)

    Using youth-adult meeting observations to assess youth 21st Century skills

    Van Egeren, L. A., Wu, H. -C., & Kornbluh, M.

    Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • (October 2012)

    A first look at chronic diseases and lifestyle behaviors among Arab and Chaldean Americans in southeast Michigan

    Williams, K. P., Hassoun, R., McNall, M., & Farroukh, M.

    Sixth International Conference on Health Issues in Arab Communities

    Dearborn, Michigan

  • (October 2012)

    Documenting training/coaching activities for evaluation and intervention manualization: A case study of the Youth-Driven Space project

    Wu, H. -C., Van Egeren, L. A., Kornbluh, M., & Weiss, J.

    Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association Conference

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • (October 2012)

    American Indian children’s school readiness

    Barnes-Najor, J. V., Thompson, N., Gerde, H., Belleau, A., Farrell, P., Lee, K-S., & Fitzgerald, H. E.

    Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Native Children’s Research Exchange

    Denver, Colorado

  • (October 2012)

    A review of the CLASS in AI/AN Head Start and Early Head Start programs

    Barnes-Najor, J. V., Gerde, H., Farrell, P., Lee, K-S., & Fitzgerald, H. E.

    Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Native Children’s Research Exchange

    Denver, Colorado

  • (September 2012)

    Data to inform the next RFP

    Van Egeren, L. A., & Reed, C. S.

    Michigan 21st Century Community Learning Centers Advisory Committee

    Lansing, Michigan

  • (August 2012)

    Head Start on Science

    Van Egeren, L. A.

    University Outreach and Engagement annual retreat

    East Lansing, Michigan

  • (July 2012)

    Healthy babies through infant-centered feeding

    Horodynski, M. A., Baker, S., Olson, B., Brophy-Herb, H., Van Egeren, L. A., Auld, G., Lindau, J., & Aldasouqi, Dua

    Paper presented at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior conference

    Washington, D.C.

  • (July 2012)

    Maintenance in care and health after release from prison: An evaluation of Michigan’s Community Re-entry Program for HIV-positive ex-offenders (THPE563)

    Miller, R. L., McNall, M. A., Forney, J. A., & Janulis, P.

    XIX International AIDS Conference

    Washington, D.C.

  • (June 2012)

    Coaching preschool teachers to enhance the social-emotional environment in classrooms: What makes the difference?

    Harewood, T., Vallotton, C.D., & McNall, M.

    Head Start’s 11th National Research Conference

    Washington, D.C.

  • (June 2012)

    Coaching preschool teachers to enhance the social-emotional environment in classrooms: What makes the difference?

    Harewood, T., Vallotton, C.D., & McNall, M.

    NAEYC's 21st National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development

    Indianapolis, Indiana

  • (June 2012)

    Effects of distance learning professional development for teachers of the American Indian Head Start on children’s math and literacy outcomes

    Gerde, H., Barnes, J. V., Belleau, A., & Whitty, H. A.

    Paper presentation at the Head Start Research Conference

    Washington, D.C.

  • (June 2012)

    Cluster-randomized trial of the efficacy of early childhood science education with low-income children

    Van Egeren, L. A., Gerde, H., Schwarz, C., Lownds, N., Pierce, S., Reyes-Gastelum, D., Morris, B., Brophy-Herb, H., & Stein, M.

    Poster presented at the 2012 Discovery Research K-12 PI Meeting

    Arlington, Virginia

  • (June 2012)

    The CLASS in the American Indian Head Start Programs: Implementation, evaluation, and cultural responsiveness

    Belleau, A., Barnes, J., Sarche, M., Farrell, P., & Fitzgerald, H. E.

    Paper presented in H. Gerde (Chair), The measurement of teacher-child interactions in American Indian/Alaska Native Head Start programs using the classroom assessment scoring system (CLASS): A debate between culturally responsive and standardized assessment practices. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the National Head Start Research Conference

    Washington, D.C.

  • (June 2012)

    Wiba Anung: Supporting our Early Stars

    Barnes, J. V., Belleau, A., Kilpatrick, M., Gerde, H., Farrell, P., & Fitzgerald, H. E.

    Presented at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

    Washington, D. C.

  • (June 2012)

    Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) in American Indian Head Start Programs: Implementation, evaluation, and cultural relevance

    Barnes, J. V., Gerde, H., Belleau, A., Farrell, P., Lee, K., & Fitzgerald, H. E.

    Paper presentation at the Head Start Research Conference

    Washington, D.C.


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