Welcome to the
Pediatric Development Research (PDR) lab!
About the lab.....
Under the supervision of Dr. Hernandez-Reif students learn to design studies and participate in research activities.
Past undergraduate and graduate research include Emerging Scholar projects, McNair Scholar undergraduate theses, Master's theses, and/or Doctoral dissertations.
HDFS students present their research activities at the yearly Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Conference and graduate students present at National and/or International conferences.
Rachael Robbins (class of 2018)
Emily Williamson (class of 2017)
Nahide Gungordu (PhD candidate)
Kelly Barton, MS
Lindy Carper, MS
Jessica Granger, MS
Kara Gudmens, MS
Elicia Juarez, MS
April Kendrick, MS, PhD
Wanda Burton Martin, MS, PhD
Sherwood Burns-Nader, MS, PhD
Colleen Posey, MS
Michele Rice, BS
Kelly Wilson Schaefers, MS
Rebekah Denard (class of 2017)
Lucia di Prima (class of 2013)
Ashley Dobbins (McNair Scholar)
Kenya Donovan (class of 2017)
Sabrina Gerlich (class of 2017)
Hayley Howard (class of 2017)
Caitlin Hudson (class of 2015)
Megan Ingram (class of 2015)
Julia Israel (class of 2011)
Phillip Jordan (McNair Scholar 2008)
Joseph Clark Ledford (2015)
Erin Lopez (2015)
Shannon Mysak (class of 2014)
Jayla Robinson (class or 2015)
Kaitlyn Robinson (Emerging Sc 2015)
Elizabeth Russell (class of 2015)
Family Interaction Project (FIP)
This longitudinal study is examining infant markers that might relate to overall development and school readiness at age 5. Data are collected twice a year, including children's anthropometric measurements, saliva cortisol, teachers' reports on children's development and communicative skills and parents' reports on children's sleep, reading, leisure activities and social skills.
Pre-K School Readiness
This study will evaluate school readiness levels of 4-year-old children attending Pre-K in the Tuscaloosa City Schools. This project is funded by the Malone Family Foundation.