Our Projects...

About Us

The InfantNet projects are the result of years of successful cross-site collaboration among several research institutions across the United States.


Oregon Research Institute

Oregon Research Institute (ORI) is a non-profit research center dedicated to understanding and improving the health and well-being of people worldwide. Located in beautiful Eugene, Oregon, ORI supports nearly 300 scientists and staff who develop programs to treat social, physical, and emotional problems. ORI has been an international leader in behavioral research for almost 50 years.

University of Kansas & Juniper Gardens Children's Project

Juniper Gardens Children's Project (JGCP) began in the mid-1960s when residents of Northeast Kansas City, Kansas, joined with KU faculty to address concerns about child development in a low-income community. The mission of the JGCP is to improve area children's developmental and educational experiences and thus, their academic and social achievements. Together, the community and the university have designed programs to intervene in and improve the parenting, care, and instruction received by children in the Northeast Kansas City, Kansas area, in Greater Kansas City, and the United States.

University of Texas & Children's Learning Insitute

The University of Texas Health Science Center’s Children’s Learning Institute, under the direction of Developmental Psychologist and Michael Matthew Knight Professor Dr. Susan H. Landry, combines data and studies from the fields of psychology, neuro-development, education and child development to provide proven learning solutions derived from, and supported by, documented research. The goal of CLI is to be the pre-eminent source for proven clinical and educational programs covering early childhood through late teens.


Edward G. Feil, PhD, is a Senior Scientist at Oregon Research Institute. His research interests include child behavior problems, home and school interventions, and interactive technologies.  He has authored papers on early intervention assessment methodology, interactive Internet interventions and early child psychopathology. His research has focused on incorporating Internet technology into the delivery of evidence-based interventions to hard-to-reach populations. Dr. Feil currently serves as Principal Investigator on four NIH grants on using Internet-based technology to advance and disseminate empirically supported practices.

Kathleen M. Baggett, PhD, is an Associate Research Professor at the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project within the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies at the University of Kansas. Her research interests include early childhood social-emotional health promotion and child maltreatment prevention.

Betsy Davis, PhD, is an Associate Scientist at Oregon Research Institute. Her research focuses on cultural sensitivity in intervention within Indigenous communities, decolonization of research methods through acknowledgement of societal blindness, educational psychology, as well as research methodology and statistics.

Lisa B. Sheeber, PhD, is a Senior Scientist at Oregon Research Institute. Her research focuses on family processes associated with child development and psychopathology.

Susan H. Landry, PhD, is the Director of Texas Health Science Center’s Children’s Learning Institute. Her research focuses on environmental factors that promote early cognitive growth and development.

Judith J. Carta, PhD, is a Professor of special education at the University of Kansas and a Senior Scientist with the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project in the Institute for Life-Span Studies. Her research focuses on developing evidence-based practices in parenting, early literacy, language, and social-emotional competence, and measures for monitoring progress in early intervention programs.

Julie C. Rusby, PhD, is a Research Scientist at Oregon Research Institute. Her area of research involves evaluating child care, school and family-based interventions to promote social competence and prevent the development of problem behavior in children.

Oregon Research Institute • 1776 Millrace Drive • Eugene, OR 97403-2536 • 541-484-2123