Kimberly Boller is Chief Strategy and Evaluation Officer at The Nicholson Foundation. She studies the effects of early childhood care and education, parenting programs, and policy on children and parents. Her expertise includes measurement of program fidelity, implementation, and quality; child outcomes from infancy through early elementary school; and parent well-being and self-sufficiency. Her current research in the United States focuses on Early Head Start; home visiting to prevent child maltreatment; and child care quality, rating, and improvement systems (QRIS).
Stephanie M. Carlson, PhD, is a developmental psychologist and Professor at the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, and Co-Founder of Reflection Sciences. She is an internationally recognized leader in the measurement of executive function in preschool children and conducts research on ways to promote its healthy development in children and caregivers.
Carlson received her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 1997.
Frances A. Campbell is a Senior Scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. During her 30 years with FPG, Campbell has been an integral part of FPG's history of serving as an objective, knowledgeable force for social change to enhance the lives of children and famiies. She has continued to gathr information on the positive influences of early intervention. Her work with the Abecedarian Project, which began with a group of infants in 1972, has followed these children as they have aged into adulthood.
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn is the Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child Development and Education at Teachers College and the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, and she directs the National Center for Children and Families (www.policyforchildren.org).
Pia Rebello Britto, Ph.D., Global Chief and Senior Advisor, Early Childhood Development, UNICEF, is internationally renowned for her expertise in early childhood policy and programmes. Prior to joining UNICEF she was an Assistant Professor at Yale University (New Haven, CT, USA).
Michel Boivin is a Professor of Psychology at Université Laval, Canada Research Chair in Child Development, and Director of the Research Unit on Children's Psychosocial Maladjustment (GRIP). Boivin was previously (2000-05) a senior fellow of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). He leads a program of research on the biological, psychological, and social components of child development, a program that is mainly anchored to population-based longitudinal studies of children, including the Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child Development and the Quebec Newborn Twin Study.
Clancy Blair is a Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University. He is a developmental psychologist who studies self-regulation in young children. His research focuses primarily on the development of cognitive abilities referred to as executive functions important for school readiness and early school achievement and the effects of early life stress on executive function development.
Nazli Baydar is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Koç Üniversitesi in Istanbul. Baydar has worked on various human capital projects including evaluations of Job Corps and WIC. However, her interest lies in early childhood and the development of human capital prior to entry into formal schooling. She has also worked on interventions with Head Start populations.
Dolores Albarracin is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was previously the Martin Fishbein Professor of Communication and Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Albarracin has conducted basic research on attitudes, behavior, and persuasion as well as applications to health promotion. She has edited two books: the Handbook of Attitudes, and Prediction and Change of Health Behavior.