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
ProfileDr. Erickson Warfield’s research has focused on investigating the development of children with disabilities and the adaptation of their families over time and examining the impact of parenting a child with a disability on balancing work and family roles. She has also directed projects evaluating early intervention and other educational, health, and support programs and services for children and youth with disabilities and special health care needs and for young children at risk of delay due to a variety of environmental factors.
She is the co-principal investigator of the Early Intervention Collaborative Study (EICS) which is the largest and longest running study of children with early special needs and their families in the United States. Dr. Erickson Warfield is an author of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) monograph, which summarized the findings from the first ten years of the EICS study, and has written numerous journal articles on the developmental patterns of children with disabilities and the adaptation of their parents as well as book chapters on program evaluation.
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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)
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.