Dr. Leslie E. Roos, a Junior Fellow at the Center, is an Assistant Professor in the areas of Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, and Pediatrics at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Roos aims to support families facing chronic stress by developing targeted programs that build maternal mental health and responsive parenting capacities. Her research uses a multi-modal approach across epidemiological, stress neurobiology, and parent-child observation methods to identify opportunities for intervention. Community-led partnerships are also a focus of her work, including collaborations with local school districts and social service agencies. Dr. Roos consults on program evaluation with the Frontiers of Innovation at the Center on the Developing Child, is Chair of the Academic Research Committee at the Until the Last Child Foundation, and is an Affiliated Researcher with the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba.