Heller-Brown Building, 350
Departments/ProgramsThe Heller School for Social Policy and Management
DegreesBrandeis University, Ph.D.
Brown University, B.A.
ExpertiseChildren and youth with developmental disabilities and special health care needs; Family adaptation; Longitudinal Studies; Program Evaluation
ProfileMarji Erickson Warfield's research career has focused on investigating the development of children, youth, and young adults with disabilities or delays and the adaptation of their families over time. Much of this work has been conducted as a co-investigator with the Early Intervention Collaborative Study (EICS), which is the most extensive longitudinal investigation ever conducted in the U.S. of the development of a cohort of children with a range of disabilities from infancy to early adulthood. EICS and several other research and evaluation projects have examined program, service, and policy influences on children with disabilities and their families as well as on young children exposed to abuse and neglect and illegal substances. A recently completed project evaluated the Massachusetts Autism Waiver Program which serves low income children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families via a participant directed service model. Another project examines the system level and individual level barriers to the transition to adult health care for youth with ASD as well as the innovative strategies being developed to ease that process.
|HS||332a||Research Methods and Evaluation|
|HS||334a||Child and Family Policy: U.S. and Cross-Cultural Perspectives|
|HS||602c||Children, Youth, and Families Doctoral Seminar|
Kuhlthau, K., Warfield, M.E., Hurson, J., Delahaye, J., & Crossman, M. "Pediatric provider’s perspectives on the transition to adult health care for youth with autism spectrum disorder: Current strategies and promising new directions." Autism (2014). (forthcoming)
Leutz, W., Timberlake, M., Warfield, M.E., & Chiri, G.. "The infrastructure of participant direction for Medicaid-funded in-home autism services for children in Massachusetts." Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. (2014). (forthcoming)
Hauser-Cram, P.,Warfield, Marji Erickson, Shonkoff, J.P., Sayer, A., Upshur, C., & Heyman, M.G.. "Children with disabilities: A developmental-contextual perspective." Preparing educators to engage families: From theory to practice. 3rd ed. Ed. H.B. Weiss, H. Kreider, M.E. Lopez, & C. Chapman-Nelson. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2013 (forthcoming)
Warfield, M.E., Chiri, G., Leutz, W., & Timberlake, M. "Family well-being in a participant directed autism waiver program: The role of relational coordination." Journal of Intellectual Disability Research (2013). (forthcoming)
Timberlake, M., Leutz, W., Warfield, M.E., & Chiri, G. "“In the driver’s seat”: Parent perceptions of choice in a participant-directed Medicaid waiver program for young children with autism." Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 44. 4 (2014): 903-914.
Friedman, N.B., Warfield, Marji Erickson, & Parish, S.L.. "Transition to adulthood for individuals with autism spectrum disorder: Current issues and future perspectives." Neuropsychiatry 3. 2 (2013): 1-12.
Chiri, Giusi & Warfield, Marji Erickson. "Unmet need and problems accessing core health care services for children with autism spectrum disorder." Maternal and Child Health Journal. 16. 5 (2012): 1081-1091.
Budney, Caroline, Warfield, Marji Erickson. Services for Adults with Autism in Massachusetts: An Overview. Advocates for Autism in Massachusetts. Waltham, MA: 2010.
Hauser-Cram, Penny and Warfield, Marji Erickson. "Early intervention services." Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. 4th ed. Ed. W.B. Carey, A.C. Crocker, W.L. Coleman, H.M. Feldman, & E.R. Elias. Philadelphia: Elsevier Science, 2009. 923-932.