Betsy Humphreys, PhD

NH-ME LEND Training Director


  • Ph.D., Early Childhood Intervention and Literacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013
  • M.Ed., Early Childhood Education/Special Education, University of New Hampshire, 1997
  • B.A., Music Education, Westfield State College, 1979

Professional Background

Betsy joined the Institute on Disability in 2010 as Interdisciplinary Training Director for the New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (NH-ME LEND). Betsy’s connection to the IOD goes back to the mid-90’s when she completed her master’s in early childhood special education and participated in the NH-ME LEND program as a trainee. She went on to serve for over ten years as early childhood special educator for the Portsmouth Early Education Program, an inclusive preschool program. During her years in the school department Betsy served as consultant for the Preschool Technical Assistance Network (PTAN), as a member of the Head Start Advisory Board, Mentor for the Early Intervention Network of New Hampshire, faculty at the College of Lifelong Learning (now Granite State College), and adjunct faculty for the Department of Education at UNH. Betsy received her doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in early intervention with a specialization in autism spectrum disorders. She has been a contributing author on several manuscripts and book chapters, reviewed proposals for the Division of Early Childhood national conference, and been a guest reviewer for Topics in Language Disorders and the American Journal of Speech and Language Pathology. Betsy’s research interests center on the use of standardized developmental screening tools in primary care settings for children at risk for autism and other developmental disabilities.


The NH and ME Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (NH-ME LEND) is a collaboration among Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire, and the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies/UCED at the University of Maine-Orono. The purpose of NH-ME LEND is to improve the health of children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities by preparing leaders to enter the field of maternal and child health.
Offering comprehensive evaluation and consultation for children birth through age five

Betsy Humphreys
Curriculum Vitae: 
Institute on Disability
Pettee Hall
55 College Road, Room 103
Durham, NH 03824