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Megan Siebert

Megan Siebert, Ph.D., has experience in early childhood development, program evaluation, and assessment. At SRI, Siebert works primarily on the K-3 Formative Assessment Consortium project to help enhance an observation-based...

Book November 12, 2018

Getting ready to learn

Book description: Getting Ready to Learn describes how educational media have and are continuing to play a role in meeting the learning needs of children, parents, and teachers. Based on years of meaningful data from the CPB-PBS Ready To Learn…

Article December 1, 2015

Clinicopathological Features and Prognostic Implications of Raf Kinase Inhibitor Protein Downregulation in Tongue Squamous Cell Carcinoma

...clinicopathological features was then evaluated. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis and Cox proportional hazards model were used to estimate the effect of RKIP expression on the survival time of patients with TSCC....

Article February 28, 2018

Strengthening SSIP evaluations with qualitative methods

Evaluating large-scale improvement efforts in early intervention and early childhood special education settings as called for in the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) is challenging. No single method provides the full picture of the changes occurring at each level of…

Article April 1, 2013

A Systematic Screen of FDA-Approved Drugs for Inhibitors of Biological Threat Agents

...is described. We assembled and screened 1012 FDA-approved drugs for off-label broad-spectrum efficacy against Bacillus anthracis; Francisella tularensis; Coxiella burnetii; and Ebola, Marburg, and Lassa fever viruses using in vitro...

Journal Article April 1, 2016

Factors affecting mental health service utilization among california public college and university students

Objective: Unmet need for mental health treatment among college students is a significant public health issue. Despite having access to campus mental health providers and insurance to cover services, many college students do not receive necessary services. This study examined…

Article December 1, 2014

Functional variants in CYP1A1 and GSTM1 are associated with clearance of cervical HPV infection

...Cox proportional hazard model with the Wei-Lin-Weisfeld (WLW) approach was used, controlling for relevant covariates. RESULTS: Women who were polymorphic for CYP1A1 experienced an HR-HPV clearance rate that was 20%...

Article March 5, 2020

Digital media can help preschoolers learn real-world science skills

Young children spend about two hours each day using screen-based media, about half of which is spent on educational media, according to their parents. Many studies report that children can learn a range of skills from well-designed educational media. Yet we know relatively little about…

Article July 24, 2018

Why does the rain fall down instead of up? How parents support science learning, and how media can help

In Jackson, Mississippi, researchers visited a family of seven (including a niece and nephew), headed by a stay-at-home mom in her 20s. During the visit, the children sat around the mom as she described their latest learning activities, including 1-on-1…

Journal Article April 1, 2016

Factors Affecting Mental Health Service Utilization among California Public College and University Students: Who Accesses Resources and Who Doesn’t?

OBJECTIVE: Unmet need for mental health treatment among college students is a significant public health issue. Despite having access to campus mental health providers and insurance to cover services, many...

Article August 1, 2014

Association of CHRNA5-A3-B4 SNP rs2036527 with Smoking Cessation Therapy Response in African-American Smokers

Associations between CHRNA5-A3-B4 variants and smoking behaviors exist; however, the association with smoking abstinence is less understood, particularly that among African Americans. In 1,295 African Americans enrolled in two clinical...

Innovation

Banking automation: ERMA

SRI revolutionized banking with the inventions of ERMA (Electronic Recording Machine, Accounting) and magnetic ink character recognition (MICR). Together they replaced laborious manual recordkeeping with automatic processing of bank and...

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