A photo of Jareen Meinzen-Derr.

Director, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design Program; Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training

Professor, UC Department of PediatricsUC Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, UC Department of Environmental Health

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My Biography & Research

Biography

Dr. Meinzen-Derr has a prolific publication background in the areas of health outcomes and clinical care for children who are deaf / hard of hearing and developmental disabilities. She is focused specifically on understanding the mechanisms behind language and functional outcomes in the subset of children with hearing loss who also have an additional developmental disability. In addition to hearing and deafness research, Dr. Meinzen-Derr collaborates on clinical research regarding premature infants. She currently teaches courses as part of the Clinical Research Training Program at the University of Cincinnati, Department of Environmental Health and supports the educational curricula for fellow research education within the Divisions of Neonatology, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, and Pediatric Otolaryngology. She contributes to the biostatistics and epidemiology modules of the Pediatrics Fellowship Core curriculum and leads the experimental design lectures in neonatology and developmental and behavioral pediatrics. She has developed an online curriculum for the graduate program in biostatistics and epidemiology in the Department of Environmental Health and for the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training.

Research Interests

Deafness; hearing loss; language development; developmental disabilities

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Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of PediatricsUC Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, UC Department of Environmental Health

Departments

Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Cochlear Implant Program

My Education

PhD: Epidemiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

MPH: Epidemiology emphasis, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 1997.

My Publications

Wiley S, Meinzen-Derr J, Hunter L, Hudock R, Murphy D, Bently K, Williams T. Understanding the needs of families of children who are deaf/hard of hearing with an autism. J Am Acad Audiol. 2018 May;29(5):378-388.

Meinzen-Derr J, Sheldon R, Grether S, Altaye M, Smith L, Choo DI, Wiley S. Language underperformance in young children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing: Are the expectations too low? J Dev Beh Pediatrics. 2018 39(2):116-125.

Meinzen-Derr J, Wiley S, Sheldon R, Grether S. Technology-assisted language intervention for children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing; a pilot study of augmentative and alternative communication for enhancing language development. Disability & Rehab: Assistive Technology. 2017;12(8):808-815.

Meinzen-Derr J, Wiley S, Phillips J, Altaye M, Choo DI. The utility of early developmental assessments on understanding later nonverbal IQ in children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Jan;92:136-142.

Meinzen-Derr J, Wiley S, Grether S, Phillips J, Choo D, Hibner J, Barnard H. Functional communication of children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2014;35(3):197-206.

Meinzen-Derr J, Wiley S, Bishop S, Manning-Courtney P, Choo DI, Murray D. Autism spectrum disorders in children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014;78:112-118.

Phillips J, Wiley S, Barnard H, Meinzen-Derr J. Comparison of two nonverbal intelligence tests among children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Res Dev Disabil. 2014;35:463-471.

Meinzen-Derr J, Wiley S, Grether S, Choo DI. Functional performance among children with cochlear implants and additional disabilities. Cochlear Implants Int. 2013;14:181-189.

Wiley S, Meinzen-Derr J, Stremel-Thomas K, Schalock M, Bashinski SM, Ruder C. Outcomes for children with deaf-blindness with cochlear implants: a multisite observational study. Otol Neurotol. 2013;34:507-15.

Meinzen-Derr J, Wiley S, Grether S, Choo D. Children with cochlear implants and developmental disabilities: A language skills study with developmentally matched hearing peers. Res Dev Disabil. 2011;32(2):757-67.