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Disparities in Health Care Access and Utilization of Children during Autism Insurance Reform

December 16, 2020

The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has increased rapidly in recent years. At the same time, comprehensive ASD insurance reform laws have been enacted through legislation or administrative mandates in most US states since 2006. Legislation targeted toward private insurance was designed to facilitate access to and coverage of integrated medical and behavioral health … Continued

Office of Research and Scholarship: Letter from the Interim Chair

January 22, 2019

First, let me introduce myself to you as Elizabeth “Betsy” Crais, PhD, professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences and the interim chair of the Department of Allied Health Science’s Office of Research and Scholarship (DAHS OORS). The previous Chair, Brian Boyd, PhD, is now director of the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project at … Continued

UNC School of Medicine Department of Allied Health Sciences announces Sleep Innovative Research Grant winners

October 8, 2018

The Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS) is pleased to announce the inaugural winners of the 2018-2019 Sleep Innovative Research Grant (SIRG) awards: Marie Camerota, PhD, and Cathi Propper, PhD, from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Center for Developmental Science, will lead a study titled “Influence of Prenatal Inflammation and Diet on Infant Sleep Quality.” This study will investigate … Continued