• Early Care and Education
  • Social Skills and Behavior Problems
  • Poverty and Child Development
  • School Readiness/School Achievement
  • Neighborhood Risk
My current interests include the development of positive social, academic, and health outcomes among ecologically and developmentally vulnerable children. More specifically, I conduct longitudinal studies to identify the risk and protective factors in children's home and school environments that enhance young children's development. I am also interested in the application of sophisticated analytic techniques to applied research questions, including latent growth modeling, fixed effects analysis, and propensity score analysis.
EdD, Harvard University, Human Development and Psychology, 2008
MEd, Harvard University, Human Development and Metholody, 2004
BA, Mount Holyoke College, Psychology, 1997

NIH Fellow (Summer Institute on Applied Child and Adolescent Development), National Institutes of Health (NIH), 2009

Spencer Dissertation Fellow, Spencer Foundation (Harvard University), 2007-2008

American Educational Research Association
American Psychological Association
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Society for Research on Child Development