Affiliated Faculty

In keeping with the Center’s university-wide mandate to draw upon the intellectual resources across the campus, faculty members from most of the University’s schools have been engaged to help build the Center’s agenda. Affiliated faculty members are actively involved in Center-funded scientific research and working papers, mentoring Richmond Fellows, and informing on-the-ground science-based interventions.

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William Beardslee, M.D.

  • Director, Preventive Intervention Project, Judge Baker Children’s Center
  • Chairman Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Gardner-Monks Professor of Child Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

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Myron Belfer, M.D., M.P.A.

  • Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Senior Associate in Psychiatry, Boston Children’s Hospital

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Theresa Betancourt, M.A., Sc.D.

  • Associate Professor of Child Health and Human Rights, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Director, Research Program on Children and Global Adversity, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights

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Michelle Bosquet Enlow, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

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Randy L. Buckner, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Harvard University
  • Director of Psychiatric Neuroimaging, Massachusetts General Hospital

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Erin C. Dunn, Sc.D., M.P.H.

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Assistant in Research, Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit, Center for Human Genetic Research, Massachusetts General Hospital

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Michela Fagiolini, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital

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Wafaie Fawzi, Dr.P.H., M.B.B.S., M.P.H., M.S.

  • Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences and Professor of Nutrition, Epidemiology, and Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Chair, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Günther Fink, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of International Health Economics, Department of Global Health and Economics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Richard Frank, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Human Services Policy at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Margaret T. Morris Professor of Health Economics, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Kennedy School

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Janina R. Galler, M.D.

  • Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Psychiatrist, Chester M. Pierce MD Division of Global Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

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Matt Gillman, M.D., S.M.

  • Professor of Ambulatory Care and Prevention and Director of the Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

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Elizabeth Goodman, M.D.

  • Associate Chief for Community-Based Research, MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

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Paul Harris, Ph.D.

  • Victor S. Thomas Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Takao Hensch, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Professor of Neurology, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Senior Research Associate in Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Steering Committee Member, Center on the Developing Child

Departmental Bio

Photo of Takao Hensch by Fred Field

 

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Charles Homer, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Human Services Policy at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Stephanie M. Jones, Ph.D.

  • Marie and Max Kargman Associate Professor in Human Development and Urban Education Advancement, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Ichiro Kawachi, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Professor of Social Epidemiology and Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Ronald Kessler, Ph.D.

  • McNeil Family Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

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Karestan Chase Koenen, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Associate Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Departmental Bio

Photo of Karestan Chase Koenen by Charlie Samuels

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Laura Kubzansky, Ph.D., M.P.H.

  • Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Nonie K. Lesaux, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Gigi Luk, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Photo of Gigi Luk by Suzanne Camarata Photography

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Dana Charles McCoy, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Mark H. Moore, Ph.D.

  • Hauser Professor of Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Herbert A. Simon Professor in Education, Management, and Organizational Behavior, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Faculty Chair, Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Steering Committee Member, Center on the Developing Child

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Charles A. Nelson III, Ph.D.

  • Richard David Scott Chair in Pediatric Developmental Medicine Research, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School
  • Steering Committee Member, Center on the Developing Child

Institutional Bio

Photo of Charles A. Nelson III by Fred Field

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Matthew K. Nock, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Director, Laboratory for Clinical and Developmental Research, Department of Psychology, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Steering Committee Member, Center on the Developing Child

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Meredith L. Rowe, Ed.D.

  • Associate Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D.

  • Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Director, Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

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Jordan W. Smoller, M.D., Sc.D.

  • Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Director of Psychiatric Genetics and Associate Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

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Catherine Snow, Ph.D.

  • Patricia Albjerg Graham Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Steering Committee Member, Center on the Developing Child

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Elsie M. Taveras, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Chief, Division of General Academic Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Mass General Hospital for Children
  • Associate Professor of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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John R. Weisz, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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David Williams, Ph.D., M.P.H.

  • Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Michelle A. Williams, Sc.D.

  • Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Departmental Bio

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