Edward G. Feil, Ph.D.

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Education & Training

Ph.D., 1994
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Psychology and Early Intervention

B.A., 1987
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Psychology and Social Science

Dr. Feil, an educational psychologist and ORI Senior Research Scientist, has been a member of the ORI research community since 1993. He has authored papers on early intervention assessment methodology, interactive Internet interventions, and early child psychopathology. His research has focused on early childhood and incorporating Internet technology into the delivery of evidence-based interventions to hard to reach populations.

Current Projects

Preschool First Step to Success: An Efficacy Replication Study

PROJECT PERIOD

07/01/15 - 06/30/19

FUNDING AGENCY

United States Department of Education

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Edward Feil

Co-Investigators
Annemieke Golly, John Seeley, Hill Walker

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BEST in CLASS Web: A Web-based Intervention Supporting Early Childhood Teachers' Use of Evidence-based Practices with Young Children at Risk for Emotional/Behavioral Disorders

PROJECT PERIOD

08/01/16 - 07/31/19

FUNDING AGENCY

Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Edward Feil

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Efficacy of Enhanced First Step to Success Intervention for Tertiary-Level Students with Disruptive Behavior

PROJECT PERIOD

07/01/15 - 06/30/19

FUNDING AGENCY

United States Department of Education

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
John Seeley

Co-Investigators
Edward Feil, Annemieke Golly, Hill Walker

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Internet Implementation of Empirically-Supported Interventions that can be Remotely Delivered in Authentic Preschool Programs for Mothers and Teachers: Evaluation of Direct Child and Teacher Outcomes

PROJECT PERIOD

07/01/14 - 06/30/18

FUNDING AGENCY

United States Department of Education

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Edward Feil

Co-Investigators
Betsy Davis

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A Mobile Web-Based Parenting Intervention to Strengthen Social-Emotional Development of Very Low Birth Weight Infants

PROJECT PERIOD

04/01/14 - 03/31/17

FUNDING AGENCY

University of Kansas from DHHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Edward Feil

Co-Investigators
Betsy Davis

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Depressed Mothers in Rural Areas: Web Facilitated Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (Mom-Net)

PROJECT PERIOD

08/15/11 - 04/30/17

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Lisa Sheeber

Co-Investigators
Betsy Davis, Edward Feil, Peter Lewinsohn, John Seeley

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First Step: Home/School Intervention for Preschoolers with Disruptive Behaviors

PROJECT PERIOD

12/01/08 - 11/30/14

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Edward Feil, Hill Walker

Co-Investigators
Annemieke Golly, John Seeley, Herbert Severson

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Internet-Based Fidelity Enhancement of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care

PROJECT PERIOD

10/01/10 - 07/31/13

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Edward Feil

Co-Investigators
Betsy Davis

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A Web Based Professional Development Program for Child Care Providers

PROJECT PERIOD

08/01/10 - 02/28/14

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Edward Feil

Co-Investigators
Betsy Davis

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Expanding the Reach of Evidence-Based Interventions for Improving Social-Emotional Outcomes for Infants in Child Care

PROJECT PERIOD

03/01/10 - 02/28/14

FUNDING AGENCY

United States Department of Education

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Edward Feil

Co-Investigators
Betsy Davis, Julie Rusby

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Translating Effective Maltreatment Intervention into the Community

PROJECT PERIOD

09/01/09 - 08/31/12

FUNDING AGENCY

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Edward Feil

Co-Investigators
Betsy Davis

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Web Based Parenting Intervention for Mothers of Infants At Risk for Maltreatment

PROJECT PERIOD

09/28/10 - 07/31/15

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Edward Feil

Co-Investigators
Betsy Davis, Lisa Sheeber

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Publications

Frey, A. J., Small, J., Feil, E. G., Seeley, J., Walker, H. M., & Forness, S., (in press). First Step to Success: Applications to Preschoolers at Risk of Developing Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Self-Brown, S. R., C Osborne, M., Rostad, W., & Feil, E. (2016). A Technology-Mediated Approach to the Implementation of an Evidence-Based Child Maltreatment Prevention Program. Child Maltreatment.

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Feil, E. G., Small, J. W., Seeley, J. R., Walker, H. M., Golly, A., Frey, A., & Forness, S. R. (2016). Early Intervention for Preschoolers at Risk for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Preschool First Step to Success. Behavioral Disorders, 41, 95-106. doi: 10.17988/0198-7429-41.2.95

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Frey, A. J., Small, J. W., Feil, E. G., Seeley, J. R., Walker, H. M., & Forness, S. (2015). First step to success: Applications to preschoolers at risk of developing autism spectrum disorders. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 50, 397-407.

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Frey, A. J., Small, J. W., Lee, J., Walker, H. M., Seeley, J. R., Feil, E. G., & Golly, A. (2014). Expanding the range of the First Step to Success intervention: Tertiary-level support for children, teachers, and families. Early Childhood Research Quarterly

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Feil, E., Frey, A., & Golly, A. (2014). First Step to Success for preschool children. In R. E. Slavin (Ed.), Classroom management & assessment (pp.105-109). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Lee, J., Frey, A., Ratcliffe, P., Rutledge, A., Seeley, J., Small, J., Feil, E., Walker, H., & Golly, A. (2014). Motivational Interviewing to support teacher behaviour change. In E. McNamara (Ed.), Motivational Interviewing. Children and young people II: Issues and further applications (pp. 83-102). Ainsdale, Merseyside, UK: Positive Behaviour Management.

Walker, H. M., Small, J., Severson, H. H., Seeley, J. R., & Feil, E. G. (2014). Multiple-gating approaches in universal screening within school and community settings: Practice and methodological considerations. In R. J. Kettler, T. A. Glover, C. A. Albers, & K. Feeney-Kettler, Universal Screening in Educational Settings: Identification, Implementation, and Interpretation, (pp. 47-75). Division 16 Practitioners’ Series, American Psychological Association.

Feil, E. G., Frey, A., Walker, H. M., Small, J. W., Seeley, J. R., Golly, A., & Forness, S. R. (2014). The Efficacy of a Home-School Intervention for Preschoolers with Challenging Behaviors: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Preschool First Step to Success. Journal of Early Intervention, 36, 151-170.

Feil, E. G., Baggett, K., Davis, B., Leve, C., Landry, S. H., & Sheeber, L. B. (2014). Who participates in an Internet-based research program for mothers of infants? A secondary prevention research study among low-income families. Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk,5(1), Article 4.

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Sumi, W. C., Woodbridge, M. W., Javitz, H., Thornton, S. P., Wagner, M., Rouspil, K., Yu, J., Seeley, J. R., Walker, H., Golly, A., Small, J., Feil, E., & Severson, H. (2013) Are Short-term Results the First Step to Long-term Behavioral Improvements? Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 21(1), 66-78.

Feil, E.G., & Frey, A.G. (2013) Assessment of social-emotional and behavioral skills for preschoolers within a Response to Intervention model, In V. Buysse & E. Peisner-Feinberg (Eds.). Handbook of Response to Intervention (RTI) in Early Childhood, Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.

Frey, A. G., Lee, J., Small, J. W. , Seeley, J. R., Walker, H. M., & Feil, E. G. (2013). The Motivational Interviewing Navigation Guide: a process for enhancing teachers' motivation to adopt and implement school-based interventions. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, doi:10.1080/1754730X.2013.804334

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Walker, H. M., Severson, H., Seeley, J., Feil, E. G., Small, J., Golly, A., Frey, A. J., Lee, J., Sumi, C., Woodbridge, M., Wagner, M., & Forness, S. (2014). The evidence base of the First Step to Success early intervention for preventing emerging antisocial behavior patterns.  In H. Walker & F. Gresham (Eds.).  Handbook of evidence-based practices for students having emotional and behavioral disorders.  New York: Guilford, Inc.

Frey, A.J., Small, J.W. Feil, E., Seeley, J.R., Walker, H.W., & Golly, A. (2013). The feasibility of First Step to Success with preschoolers. Children & Schools. doi: 10.1093/cs/cdt014

Sheeber, L. B., Seeley, J. R., Feil, E. G., Davis, B., Sorenson, E., Kosty, D. B., & Lewinsohn, P. M. (2012). Development and pilot evaluation of an Internet-facilitated cognitive-behavioral intervention for maternal depression. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 739-749. doi:10.1037/a0028820

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Feil, Edward G., Sprengelmeyer, Peter G., Davis, Betsy, & Chamberlain, Patricia (2012). Development and Testing of a Multimedia Internet-Based System for Fidelity and Monitoring of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14 (5): e139.

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Feil, E.G., Gordon, D., Waldron, H, Jones, L., & Widdop, C. (2011) Development and pilot testing of an Internet-based version of Parenting Wisely, Family Psychologist, 27 (22), 22-26.

Frey, A. J., Cloud, R. N., Lee, J., Small, J. W., Seeley, J. R., Feil, E. G., Walker, H. M. & Golly, A. (2011). The promise of motivational interviewing in school mental health. School Mental Health, 3, 1-12.

Baggett, K. M., Davis, B., Feil, E., Sheeber, L., Landry, S., Carta, J., & Leve, C. (2010). Technologies for expanding the reach of evidence-based interventions: Preliminary results for promoting social-emotional development in early childhood. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 29(4), 226-238. PMCID: PMC2865152

Walker, H. M., Seeley, J. R., Small, J., Severson, H. H., Graham, B., Feil, E. G., Serna, L., Golly, A. M., & Forness, S. R. (2009). A randomized controlled trial of the First Step to Success early intervention: Demonstration of program efficacy outcomes within a diverse, urban school district. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 17, 197-212.

Seeley, J. R., Small, J. W., Walker, H. M., Feil, E. G., Severson, H. H., Golly, A. M., & Forness, S. R. (2009). Efficacy of the First Step to Success intervention for students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. School Mental Health: A Multidisciplinary Research and Practice Journal, 1, 37-48.

Feil, E. G., Walker, H. M., Severson, H. H., Golly, A., Seeley, J. & Small, J. (2009) Using positive behavior support procedures in Head Start classrooms to improve school readiness: A group training and behavioral coaching model. NHSA Dialog, 12, 88-103.

Feil, E. G., Baggett, K., Davis, B., Sheeber, L., Landry, S., Cart, J., & Buzhardt, J. (2008). Expanding the reach of preventive interventions: Development of an Internet-based training for parents of infants. Child Maltreatment, 13, 334-346. 

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Walker, H.M., Seeley, J., Small, J., Golly, A., Severson, H. & Feil, E. (2008, Winter). The First Step to Success program for preventing antisocial behavior in young children: Update on past, current and planned research. Report on Emotional & Behavioral Disorders in Youth, 8(1), 17-23.

Feil, E. G., Severson, H., Taylor, T.K., Boles,S., Albert,D.A., & Blair, J. (2006) An Innovative, Effective and Cost Effective Survey Method Using a Survey-Check Response Format. Prevention Science.  Abstract

Gunn, B., Feil, E., Seeley, J., Severson, H., & Walker, H. M. (2006). Promoting school success: Developing social skills and early literacy in Head Start classrooms. NHSA Dialog, 9, 1-11.

Feil, E. G., Noell, J., Lichtenstein, E., Boles, S. & McKay, H. G. (2003) Evaluation of an Internet-based Smoking Cessation Program: Lessons Learned from a Pilot Study. Nicotine and Tobacco, 5, 189–194. 

Feil, E.G., Noell, J., Lichtenstein, E., Boles, S. & McKay, H.G. (2003). Lessons learned from a pilot study. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 5(2), 189-194.

Glasgow, R.E., Boles, S.M., McKay, H.G., Feil, E.G., & Barrera, M., Jr. (2003). The D-Net diabetes self-management program: Long-term implementation, outcomes, and generalization results. Preventive Medicine, 36, 410-419.

Barrera, M., Jr., Glasgow, R. E, McKay, H. G., Boles, S. M., & Feil, E. G. (2002). Do Internet-based support interventions change perceptions of social support?: An experimental trial of approaches for supporting diabetes self-management. American Journal of Community Psychology, 30, 637-654.

McKay, H.G., Glasgow, R.E., Boles, S.M., Feil, E.G., & Barrera, M., Jr. (2002). Internet based diabetes self-management support: Feasibility and preliminary outcomes from the Diabetes Network Project. Rehabilitation Psychology, 47(1), 31-48.

Feil, E. G., Walker, H.M., & Severson, H.H. (2002). Screening and early intervention to prevent the development of aggressive, destructive behavior patterns among at risk children. In: M.R. Shinn, H.M. Walker, & G. Stoner (Eds.). Interventions for Academic and Behavior Problems II: Preventive and Remedial Approaches (2nd ed.). Silver Spring, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Walker, H. M., Nishioka, V., Zeller, R., Severson, H. H., & Feil, E. G. (2001) Causal factors and partial solutions for the persistent under-identification of students having emotional and behavioral adjustment problems in the context of schooling. Diagnostique, 26(1): 29-40.

Baker, D. J. & Feil, E. G. (2000) A self-evaluation by agencies providing residential support of their capacity to support persons with disabilities and challenging behaviors. International Journal of Disability, Development, and Education, 47(2): 171-181.

Feil, E. G., Walker, H. M., Severson, H. H., & Ball, A. (2000). Proactive screening for emotional/behavioral concerns in Head Start preschools: Promising practices and challenges in applied research. Behavior Disorders, 26(1): 13-25

Feil, E. G., Glasgow, R. E., Boles, S., McKay, H. G. (2000). Who participates in internet-based self-management programs? A study among novice computer users in a primary care setting. Diabetes Educator, 26, 806-811.

Feil, E. G. (1999) Head Start and mental health: An argument for early screening and intervention. National Head Start Association Dialog, 2(2): 209-220.

Feil, E. G. (1999). Using the preschool-age as a developmental leverage to prevent behavior problems with early screening and intervention, Effective School Practices, 17(3): 50-55.

McKay, H. G., Feil, E. G., Glasgow, R. E., & Brown, J. E. (1998). Feasibility and use of an Internet support service. The Diabetes Educator, 24(2): 174-179.

Walker, H. M., Kavanagh, K., Stiller, B., Golly, A., Severson, H. H., and Feil, E. G. (1998). First step to success: An early intervention approach for preventing school antisocial behavior. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 6(2): 66-80.

Walker, H. M.; Stiller, B; Severson, H. H.; Feil, E.G .; Golly, A. (1998). First step to success: An effective preventive intervention for anti-social behavior in primary grades. Psychology in the Schools, 35(3): 259-269

Feil, E. G., Severson, H. H., & Walker, H. M. (1998). Screening for emotional and behavioral delays: Early screening project. Journal of Early Intervention, 21(3): 252-266.

Walker, H. M., Kavanagh, K., Stiller, B., Golly, A., Severson, H. H., and Feil, E. G. (1997). First step to success: An early intervention program for antisocial kindergartners. Longmont, CO: Sopris West.

Feil, E. G., Severson, H. H., & Walker, H. M. (1995). Identification of critical factors in the assessment of preschool behavior problems. Education and Treatment of Children, 18(3): 261-271.

Feil, E. G., Walker, H. M., & Severson, H. H. (1995). Young children with behavior problems: Research and development of the early screening project. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 3(4): 194-202.

Experience

1994-present
Research Scientist
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR

1996- 2006
Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Education
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

1992-1993
Consultant
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR

1992-1993
Teaching Assistant, College of Education
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

1988-1989
Teacher, Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital,
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI

1987-1989
Foster Care Coordinator,
Ozone House Runaway Center, Ann Arbor, MI

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