University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Skip Breadcrumb

Last updated on Wednesday, April 25, 2018     Make updates ->

Barbara  DeBaryshe

Name :

Barbara DeBaryshe

Title :

Interim Director & Specialist

Unit :


Office :

Center on the Family

Address :

2515 Campus Road
                    Honolulu, HI 96822

Room :

Miller Hall 106/104

Phone :


Fax :


E-mail :

Specialties :

Program evaluation, child and classroom assessment

Professional Prep/Appointments :

  • Post-doctoral training, Oregon Social Learning Center
  • Ph.D., developmental psychology, State University of New Work at Stony Brook
  • M.A., general psychology, State  University of New York at Stony Brook
  • B.A., English literature, Swarthmore College


Projects :

  • Hawaii Early Learning Needs Assessment
  • Early Childhood Social-Emotional Training and Consultation
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

Courses Taught:

  • HDFS 331 Infancy and Early Childhood
  • HDFS 332 Childhood
  • HDFS 380 Research Methods
  • HDFS 341 Parenting
  • HDFS 499 Independent Study
  • EDCS 618 Seminar in Early Childhood Education: Preschool literacy
  • EDCS 632 Research Methods
  • EDCS/EDEP 699 Independent Study
  • EDCS/EDEP 700 Thesis Research
  • EDEP 665 Social Cognition and Competence
  • EDEP 768F Seminar in Educational Psychology: Parent-Child Relations
  • EDEP 800 Dissertation Research

Research Interests :

  • Early childhood development and education
  • Emergent literacy
  • Teacher professional development
  • Parenting
  • Family Resiliency

Selected Publications :

DeBaryshe, B. D., & Tran, K. T. (2017). Early Reading First as a model for improving literacy instruction and child outcomes. In C. McLachlan and A. Arrow (Eds.). Literacy in the early years: Reflections on international research and practice. (Vol. 12). International perspectives on early childhood education and development (pp. 175-195). M. Fleer and I. Pramling-Samuelsson, Series Eds. New York: Springer.

DeBaryshe, B. D., Bird, O., Stern, I., & Zysman, D. (2017). Hawai‘i early learning needs assessment. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Center on the Family.

DeBaryshe, B. D., Stern, I., Bellassario, C., Zysman, D., & Bird, O. (2017). Hawai‘i early learning needs assessment: 2017 summary report. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Center on the Family.

DeBaryshe, B. D., Stern, I., Bird, O., & Zysman, D. (2017). Center-based childcare in Hawai‘i.  Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Center on the Family.

DeBaryshe, B. D., Stern, I., Bird, O., & Zysman, D. (2017). Family childcare in Hawai‘i.  Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Center on the Family.

DeBaryshe, B. D., Stern, I., Bird, O., & Zysman, D. (2017). Family-child interaction learning programs in Hawai‘i.  Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Center on the Family.

Nigg, C. R., Anwar, M-U., Braun, K. L., Mercado, J., Fialkowski, M. K., Ropeti Areta, A. A., Belyeu-Camacho,T., Bersamin, A., Leon Guerrero, R., Castro,R., DeBaryshe, B., Vargo, A. M., Van der Ryn, M., Braden, K. W., & Novotny, R. (2016). A review of promising multicomponent environmental child obesity prevention intervention strategies by the Children's Healthy Living Program. Journal of Environmental Health. 79(3), 18-26.

Wilson, L. B., DeBaryshe, B. D., Singh, M., & Taba, S. (2013). Evaluating two oral health video interventions with Early Head Start families. International Journal of Dentistry. Available at

Fialkowski, M. K., DeBaryshe, B., Bersamin A., Nigg, C., Leon Guerro, R., Rojas, G., Areta, A. A. R., Vargo, A., Belyeu-Camacho, T., Castro, R., Luik, N., Novotny, R., & the Children’s Healthy Living for Remote Underserved Populations in the Pacific Region Program Team (2013). A community engagement process identifies environmental priorities to prevent early child obesity: The Children’s Healthy Living (CHL) program for remote underserved populations in the US affiliated Pacific Islands, Hawaii, and Alaska. Maternal and Child Health Journal. DOI 10.1007/s10995-013-1353-3

Novotny, R., Fialkowski, M. K., Areta, A. A. R., Bersamin, A., Braun, K., DeBaryshe, B., Deenik, J., Dunn, M., Hollyer, J., Kim, J. et al. (2013). The Pacific way to child wellness: The Children’s Healthy Living Program for Remote Underserved Minority Populations of the Pacific Region (CHL). Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: A Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health, 72(11), 406-408

DeBaryshe, B. D., Kim, J., Davidson, D. H., & Gorecki, D. M. (2013).  She is awesome and retains information like a sponge: Parent and child outcomes of the Learning Connections family involvement curriculum. NHSA Dialog, 16(1), 120-140.