Amy Claessens

Amy Claessens is a Research Associate and Assistant Professor in the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy, studying education, child development, and public policy. Claessens' work investigates how policies and programs influence child development and how early achievement and socioemotional skills relate to subsequent life outcomes. Claessens's work uses administrative or large-scale longitudinal data and utilizes both quantitative and qualitative techniques.

Young Eun Chang

Young Eun Chang is currently an Associate Professor at Chung-Ang University in Korea. Her interests lie in the area of child care, working mothers and psychological health of young children.

Chang  received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Sally Brinkman

Sally Brinkman is an Associate Professor at the world renowned Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Perth. Brinkman is a social epidemiologist with the majority of her research focusing on societies' impact on child development. She is also the Director of the Fraser Mustard Centre, an innovative new initiative between the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and the South Australia Department of Education and Child Development aimed to improve research translation.

Michel Boivin

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.

Alejandro Belmont

Alejandro R. Belmont is Founder and Executive Director at Lincos, a non-profit applied think tank working on improving children's learning capacity in vulnerable populations. Previously, he has led teams in Peru and the U.S. and in both public and private sectors, conducting psychological interventions at psychiatric hospitals, and education research in childhood, adolescent and adult populations.