Elizabeth Humphreys

Phone: (603) 862-4124
Office: Institute on Disability, Pettee Hall Rm 103, Durham, NH 03824
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My program of research aims to understand the developmental needs of young children, study and test evidence-informed interventions for this population, and examine leadership frameworks that support cross-systems collaborations for health and education professionals. My research is grounded in practice and engages external partners in collaborative efforts to understand, inform and advance current practice across health and education systems for children and youth with developmental disabilities and the professionals who work with them. Collaborators have included partners in pediatrics, federal Part C early intervention programs, and programs aimed at improving the implementation of services and supports (such as Maternal and Child Health, community-based organizations). My work is grounded in a developmental systems model, which provides a framework for early intervention services for young children. This model recognizes that child developmental outcomes are influenced by family patterns of interaction.


  • Ph.D., Erly Childhood Interv&Literacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.Ed., Early Childhood Education, University of New Hampshire
  • B.A., Music Edu/Curriculum & Inst., Westfield State College
  • A.A., Special Education, Cape Cod Comm College

Research Interests

  • Autism
  • Child Health
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Early intervention for children with, or at risk for disabilities; developmental screening
  • Early Intervention for People With Disabilities
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 761/861: Inclusive Curriculum

Selected Publications

Humphreys, B. P., Kurtz, A. J., Portrie, C., Couse, L. J., & Hajnaghizadeh, F. (2018). Advancing Leadership Skills: A Multiyear Examination of LEND Trainee Self-Efficacy Growth. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 22(10), 1377-1383. doi:10.1007/s10995-018-2582-2

Baril, E. M., & Humphreys, B. P. (2017). An Evaluation of the Research Evidence on the Early Start Denver Model. Journal of Early Intervention, 39(4), 321-338. doi:10.1177/1053815117722618

McHugh, M. C., Margolis, L. H., Rosenberg, A., & Humphreys, E. (2016). Advancing MCH Interdisciplinary/Interprofessional Leadership Training and Practice Through a Learning Collaborative. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 20(11), 2247-2253. doi:10.1007/s10995-016-2129-3

Humphreys, B. P., Couse, L. J., Sonnenmeier, R. M., Kurtz, A., Russell, S. M., & Antal, P. (2015). Transforming LEND Leadership Training Curriculum through the Maternal and Child Health Leadership Competencies. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 19(2), 300-307. doi:10.1007/s10995-014-1587-8

Crais, E. R., McComish, C. S., Humphreys, B. P., Watson, L. R., Baranek, G. T., Reznick, J. S., . . . Earls, M. (2014). Pediatric Healthcare Professionals’ Views on Autism Spectrum Disorder Screening at 12–18 Months. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(9), 2311-2328. doi:10.1007/s10803-014-2101-2

Bailey, D. B., Raspa, M., Olmsted, M. G., Novak, S. P., Sam, A. M., Humphreys, B. P., . . . Guillen, C. (2011). Development and Psychometric Validation of the Family Outcomes Survey-Revised. Journal of Early Intervention, 33(1), 6-23. doi:10.1177/1053815111399441

Jr, B. D. B., Raspa, M., Humphreys, B. P., & Sam, A. M. (2011). Promoting Family Outcomes in Early Intervention. In HANDBOOK OF SPECIAL EDUCATION (pp. 668-684). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Boyd, B. A., Odom, S. L., Humphreys, B. P., & Sam, A. M. (2010). Infants and Toddlers With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Early Identification and Early Intervention. Journal of Early Intervention, 32(2), 75-98. doi:10.1177/1053815110362690

Most Cited Publications