Strengthening Children's Lives Through Science and Community Engagement

Kathryn Bigelow

Assistant Research Professor
Primary office:
913 321-3143, ext. 2623
Life Span Institute
Juniper Gardens Children's Project
444 Minnesota Avenue, Suite 300
Kansas City, KS 66101-2914


Research

  • Evidence-based interventions for promoting healthy child development and learning
  • Home visiting and parenting interventions
  • Promoting child communication development
  • Promoting infant-toddler social-emotional development
  • Technology to enhance evidence-based interventions

Selected Publications

Selected Grants

Ongoing Research Support

  1. Professional Development to Support Teachers’ Implementation of a Tiered Model for Promoting Social Development of Infants and Toddlers
    Bigelow (PI), Carta (Co-PI), Hemmeter (Co-PI), Irvin (Co-I), Schnitz (Co-I) (USDE-IES)
  2. The Teaching Pyramid Infant-Toddler Observation Scale: Development of an Observation Scale and Coaching Model
  3. NIH0076514 -​ TALK Around Town: A Mobile App to Bridge the Word Gap - Kathy Bigelow, Dwight Irvin, Nick Eastwood-Tallmon, and Amy Turcotte
  4. Kansas Department of Health and Environment (HRSA) - Bigelow (PI) Walker (CoPI) - 07/01/15-09/30/17 - Kansas Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program
  5. R62MC24946 - Bigelow (PI) Walker (CoPI) - 09/01/12-08/31/15 - Project Engage: Building Parents’ Capacity to Improve Child Language Outcomes - Website
  6. H326M070005 - Bigelow and Atwater (CoPI's) Walker (PI) - 01/01/08-12/31/12 - Center for Promoting Language & Literacy Readiness in Early Childhood​

What's New
Job Opportunities
  • Postdoctoral Researcher: The KU Life Span Institute at Juniper Gardens is interested in developing expertise in behavioral interventions and outcome measures for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). For more information and to apply, click hereKU is an EO/AAE
  • Research Project Coordinator: The KU Life Span Institute at Juniper Gardens is seeking to hire a Research Project Coordinator to manage early childhood research and development activities. The coordinator will monitor and support research and development activities, ensuring that projects achieve milestones on time. Activities to be coordinated include development of web and mobile applications, as well as research activities such as adminsitration of child assessments in centers and or families' homes. For more information and to apply, click here. KU is an EO/AAE
  • Assistant/Associate Research Professor - Statistician: The KU Life Span Institute at Juniper Gardens is seeking to hire an Assistant or Associate Research Professor with statistical skills to work in a team environment on a range of educational and applied research projects. For more information and to apply, click here.  KU is an EO/AAE
 
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RT @ClareHarrop85 : Excellent postdoctoral opportunity with my former postdoc mentor @JuniperGrdensKU . I’m biased, but he trained me well! h…