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Colleen E. Huebner
Professor
Adjunct Professor, Pediatric Dentistry

Colleen Huebner's research and teaching expertise integrate three overlapping areas in public health and child development. They are: (1) the development of language and emotion regulation and the constitutional and social factors that can influence these processes; (2) parent-child interaction and family functioning during first five years of life; and (3) the design and evaluation of appropriate interventions for children and families at-risk for poor outcomes due to experiential or environmental factors including poverty, low parental education or maternal mental illness. Dr. Huebner is an adjunct member of the faculty of the School of Dentistry and co-Director of the Northwest Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities. She is also a Research Associate with the Center for Human Development & Disability.

Research Interests:
Design, delivery and evaluation of preventive interventions with young children and families; social bases of language; cognitive and emotional development in normal and at-risk children; language and literacy development; parents' health literacy

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Contact Information

email:   colleenh@u.washington.edu

office:   F-351B, Health Sciences Building

address:
University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195

campus box:   357230
voice:   206-685-9852
fax:   206-616-8370

Education

MPH   University of Washington, 1994   (Epidemiology)
PhD   University of Washington, 1991   (Psychology)
BS   University of Washington, 1980   (Psychology)

Teaching   (Department of Health Services Courses)

  • HSERV 592
    Maternal and Child Health Research Seminar

Recent Publications



Weinstein P, Milgrom P, Riedy CA, Mancl LA, Garson G, Huebner CE, Smolen D, Sutherland M, Nykamp A. Treatment fidelity of brief motivational interviewing and health education in a randomized clinical trial to promote dental attendance of low-income mothers and children: Community-Based Intergenerational Oral Health Study "Baby Smiles". BMC Oral Health. 2014 Feb 24;14(1):15. doi: 10.1186/1472-6831-14-15.  PMID: 24559035


Chi DL, Milgrom P, Carle AC, Huebner CE, Mancl LA. Multilevel factors associated with dentists' counseling of pregnant women about periodontal health. Spec Care Dentist. 2014 Jan;34(1):2-6. doi: 10.1111/scd.12014. Epub 2013 Feb 28.  PMID: 24382365    PMCID: PMC3879956


Campanaro M, Huebner CE, Davis BE. Facilitators and barriers to twice daily tooth brushing among children with special health care needs. Spec Care Dentist. 2013 Nov 19. doi: 10.1111/scd.12057. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 24252060


Huebner CE, Bell JF, Reed SC. Receipt of preventive oral health care by u.s. Children: a population-based study of the 2005-2008 medical expenditure panel surveys. Matern Child Health J. 2013 Nov;17(9):1582-90. doi: 10.1007/s10995-012-1168-7.  PMID: 23086153


Sanchez SE, McAteer JP, Goldin AB, Horslen S, Huebner CE, Javid PJ. Health-related quality of life in children with intestinal failure. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Sep;57(3):330-4. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e3182999961.  PMID: 23648789


Dissertation, Thesis & Capstone Committees (recent HSERV graduates)

2013
Member, thesis committee for David Avenetti
Assessing the relationship between caregivers' pediatric oral health literacy and children's caries status

2013
Chair, thesis committee for Maria Campanaro
Facilitators and barriers to twice daily toothbrushing in children with special health care needs

2012
Chair, thesis committee for James Cannava
The effect of community-based externships on host sites: A survey of staff dentists at Washington State Community Clinics

2012
Member, thesis committee for Molly Melbye
Children in foster care in the State of Washington: Dental care utilization and expenditures

2012
Chair, thesis committee for Sabrina Sanchez
Health-related quality of life in children with intestinal failure

2011
Chair, thesis committee for Wendy Ellis
Identifying factors associated with regional variations in utilization of mental health services among Medicaid-eligible children in Washington State

2011
Chair, thesis committee for Lynette Kagihara
Parents' perspectives on a dental home for children with special health care needs

2011
Chair, thesis committee for Ameera Thomas
Parents' interpretation of instructions to control fluoride toothpaste application

2010
Chair, thesis committee for Megan Kloetzel
Knowledge and attitudes regarding dental care in pregnancy: A survey of dental professionals and office staff

External Funding (sampling of recent awards from UW SAGE data)

Montana Initiative in Regional Dental Education
State of Montana
PI:   Roberts           Dates:    9/1/2013 - 8/31/2016

Maternal & Child Health Training Program
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
PI:   Huebner           Dates:    6/1/2013 - 5/31/2014

Parent-Focused Intervention to Improve Oral Health in Young Children
Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute
PI:   Huebner           Dates:    9/1/2012 - 8/31/2013

Maternal & Child Health Training Program
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
PI:   Huebner           Dates:    6/1/2012 - 5/31/2013

Northwest/Alaska/Hawaii Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Milgrom           Dates:    6/1/2012 - 5/31/2013

Diffusion of Anticipatory Guidance to Prevent ECC Disease Transmission: Secondary Analysis of a Dataset from Oregon Care Provider Study
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
PI:   Milgrom           Dates:    4/1/2012 - 3/31/2013

Parent-Focused Intervention to Improve Oral Health in Young Children
Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute
PI:   Huebner           Dates:    12/1/2011 - 8/31/2013

Maternal & Child Health Training Program
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
PI:   Huebner           Dates:    6/1/2011 - 5/31/2012

Northwest/Alaska/Hawaii Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Milgrom           Dates:    6/1/2011 - 5/31/2012

Combination Therapy PVP-Iodine and Fluoride Varnish to Reduce Early Childhood Caries in High Risk Children
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
PI:   Ly           Dates:    2/1/2011 - 1/31/2012

Maternal & Child Health Training Program
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
PI:   Huebner           Dates:    6/1/2010 - 5/31/2015

Northwest/Alaska/Hawaii Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Milgrom           Dates:    6/1/2010 - 5/31/2011

Combination PVP-Iodine and Fluoride Varnish to Reduce Caries in High Risk Children
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
PI:   Ly           Dates:    2/1/2010 - 1/31/2013

The Social-Ecology of Oral Health and Disease in Young Children with Special Need
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
PI:   Milgrom           Dates:    6/1/2009 - 5/31/2011

Northwest/Alaska/Hawaii Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Milgrom           Dates:    8/1/2008 - 7/31/2015

Leadership Education in Pediatric Dentistry 2
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
PI:   Leggott           Dates:    7/1/2007 - 6/30/2012

Projects

Healthy Steps for Young Children in HMO
This project,with Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, evaluates a program of expanded prenatal and pediatric health services for families with young children (birth to age 3 years). This project is part of the National Health Steps for Young Children study; it is unique in adding a prenatal component to the national, multi-state project.
http://www.healthysteps.org/
Learning Links I: A county-based approach to support young children
The purpose of Learning Links is to translate findings from experimental research to create a series of developmentally-timed, community-based interventions that support children's progress toward school readiness over the years of 2 to 5. Current research evaluates 3 different modes of delivering information to parents about how to promote early language development through shared reading. The study is supported by funding from the University of Washington's Center on Mind, Brain and Learning.
http://ilabs.washington.edu/

Links

Hear and Say Reading
  • Contact this website to place an order for: Hear and Say Reading [instructional video for parents and caregivers of young children]. © CE Huebner, February, 2001.
    http://www.bainbridgeislandrotary.org/

Public Library Association
  • A website jointly sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Development and the Public Library Association that provides information about parent education and professional training iniatives.
    http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/ecrr/

World Association for Infant Mental Health
  • An interdisciplinary and international association that promotes professional education and the study of the mental health of infants and their families
    http://www.waimh.org/