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Caroline Black, Ph.D.

Caroline is a postdoctoral scholar in the SNAP lab, who supports the measurement and evaluation side of the lab’s work with Frontiers of Innovation (FOI). One of her key responsibilities is to support the development and use of FOI’s aggregate database to glean lessons about what works, how it works, and form whom it works, collectively across FOI’s early childhood (EC) projects. Caroline’s research considers the ways that responsive adult-adult relationships within diverse families may mitigate the development of harsh parenting behaviors and lessen the severity of children’s emotional and behavioral challenges. She also uses metanalytic techniques to consider which EC services and programmatic features may be especially beneficial to families experiencing adversity, with a particular focus on mothers who gave birth as teenagers. Caroline has a PhD in Learning Sciences and Human Development from the University of Washington (2018) and an MA in Early Childhood Education from New York University (2009).


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