Project 1: Meet the Research Team
Susan Schantz is a neurotoxicologist and a professor in the Department of Comparative Biosciences. She directs the Research Center and leads the IKIDS Project.
Telephone: (217) 333-6230
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.
Telephone: (217) 300-9235
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.
Telephone: (217) 333-5557
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.
Telephone: (217) 333-7933
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.
Telephone: (517) 353.8623 x110
Telephone: (617) 525-2771
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.
Telephone: (217) 244-6006
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.
Telephone: (217) 300-6465
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.
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.
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.
Carol Miller is a retired school teacher who volunteers with the project. She helps with recruiting and interviewing pregnant women.