Accurate understanding of environmental moderation of genetic influences is vital to advancing the science of cognitive development as well as for...
Jeffrey Roth is Research Professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine, University of Florida. He is Program Director of the Family Data Center, a multidisciplinary group of faculty and staff that conduct risk assessment, outcomes research, program evaluation, fiscal impact studies, and cost-benefit analyses for local, state, and national organizations. He is part of the CALDER Florida team.
Dr. Roth currently supervises data collection and reporting for two Florida statewide programs serving infants and toddlers: the Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Centers for premature and sick infants and Early Steps, the state’s Part C program for children birth to three diagnosed with a developmental delay or disability). He also directs an evaluation of Florida’s Medicaid Family Planning Waiver program. He has collaborated with Principal Investigator David Figlio on studies examining the influence of birth conditions on the subsequent academic and behavioral performance of students in Florida’s elementary schools.
It is notoriously difficult to identify peer effects within the family because of the common shocks and reflection problems. We make use of a...
We present evidence of a positive relationship between school starting age and children’s cognitive development from age 6 to 18 using a fuzzy...
We argue that the family disadvantage gradient in the gender gap is a causal effect of the post-natal...
Millions of tons of hazardous wastes have been produced in the United States in the last 60 years which have been dispersed into the air, into...
We make use of a new data resource, merged birth and school records for all children born in Florida from 1992 to 2002, to study the effects of...
Area of Expertise
- Early Childhood Education
- Educational Disabilities