Project 1: Illinois Kids Development Study

A research partnership: Carle Foundation Hospital Research
and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Project 1: Meet the Research Team

Principal Investigator

Susan Schantz

Susan Schantz is a neurotoxicologist and a professor in the Department of Comparative Biosciences. She directs the Research Center and leads the IKIDS Project.

Email: schantz@illinois.edu 
Telephone: (217) 333-6230


Co-Investigators

Andrea Aguiar

Andrea Aguiar is a developmental psychologist with expertise in infant cognition, and a research faculty in the Department of Comparative Biosciences. She manages all aspects of the IKIDS Project and assists the Center Director.

Email: aaguiar@illinois.edu
Telephone: (217) 300-9235

Renee Baillargeo

Renee Baillargeon is a developmental psychologist in the Department of Psychology.  She directs the Infant Cognition Research Lab, where IKIDS infants are assessed at 4-5 and 10-11 months of age.

Email: rbaillar@illinois.edu
Telephone: (217) 333-5557

Jodie Flaws

Jodie Flaws is a reproductive toxicologist and a professor in the Department of Comparative Biosciences. She is the associate director of the Center and a co-investigator on the IKIDS project.

Email: jflaws@illinois.edu
Telephone: (217) 333-7933

Joseph Gardiner

Joseph Gardiner is a biostatistician and the director of the Division of Biostatistics in of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Michigan State University.  He provides statistical expertise for the study.

Email: gardine3@msu.edu 
Telephone: (517) 353.8623 x110

Susan KorrickSusan Korrick is an environmental epidemiologist and occupational-environmental medicine physician. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard School of Public Health, and an Associate Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. She leads Project 2 and provides epidemiological expertise for the IKIDS project.

Email: susan.korrick@channing.harvard.edu
Telephone: (617) 525-2771

Coordinators

Ann Hart

Ann Hart worked as a doula before joining the research team. She now works full time enrolling and interviewing pregnant women, and doing physical measurements and assessing attention and memory of infants in the IKIDS project.

Email: amhart@illinois.edu
Telephone: (217) 244-6006

Synthia Lane

SynDee Lane is a Research Scientist who was involved in research for over 12 years before joining the IKIDS project.  She is involved in all aspects of data collection and helps supervise the undergraduate students who work as RAs.

Email: sjlane@illinois.edu
Telephone: (217) 300-6465

Graduate Students

Supida Monaikul

Kelsey Dzwilewski is a graduate student in neuroscience. She helps with recruiting, enrolling and interviewing pregnant women and with physical and cognitive assessments of infants in the study.

Email: dzwilew2@illinois.edu

Whitney Street

Whitney Street is a graduate student in cognitive psychology. She designed the computer program for measuring visual attention and recognition memory of infants in the study.  She also helps with the physical and cognitive assessments of infants in the study.

Email: street1@illinois.edu

Volunteers

Carol Miller

Linda McEnerney is a retired pediatrician who volunteers with the project. She helps primarily with infant assessments, interviews with mothers, and data abstraction from medical records.

Email: lmcenern@juno.com

Carol Miller

Carol Miller is a retired school teacher who volunteers with the project. She helps with recruiting and interviewing pregnant women.

Email: cam7777777@gmail.com