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Scientific Advisory Board

Orazio Attanasio, PhD, Professor of Economics, Yale University

Flavio Cunha, PhD, Professor of Economics, Rice University


Kathryn Edin, PhD, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University


Philip Fisher, PhD, Professor at the Graduate School of Education, Stanford University


Brenda Jones Harden, PhD,  Ruth Harris Ottman, Class of '45, Professor of Child and Family Welfare, Columbia School of Social Work

Stephanie Jones, PhD, Gerald S. Lesser Professor in Early Childhood Development, Harvard

Krista Perreira, PhD, Professor of Social Medicine, UNC School of Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill

Isaac Petersen, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Iowa

Dawn Witherspoon, PhD, McCourtney Family Early Career Professor in Psychology; Associate
Professor, Penn State College of Liberal Arts

Charles Zeanah, PhD, Sellars-Polchow Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Vice-Chair for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Executive Director of the Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, Tulane University

Former advisors

Tom Boyce, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco


Bridget Goosby, PhD, Professor of Sociology, Faculty Affiliate Population Research Center, University of Texas at Austin  

Michael López, PhD, Vice President in the Education and Child Development department at NORC, University of Chicago


Bruce McEwen, PhD, Alfred E. Mirsky Professor and Director of Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, Rockefeller University

Eldar Shafir, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Princeton University

Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda, PhDProfessor of Applied Psychology, New York University

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