Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Ph.D.
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn is the Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child Development at Teachers College and the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. Professor Brooks-Gunn brings a rich background as a developmental psychologist to the Center, specializing in policy-oriented research that focuses on family and community influences on the development of young children. Her research centers on designing and evaluating interventions and policies aimed at enhancing the well-being of children living in poverty.
The author of over 500 publications, four books, and 12 edited volumes, Professor Brooks-Gunn has received numerous honors and awards for her work. Her awards and recognitions include: election into the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (2009); Honorary Doctorate of Science at Northwestern University (2009); the Society for Research in Child Development’s award for distinguished contributions to public policy for children (2005). She has been elected an American Educational Research Association Fellow (2010); Margaret Mead Fellow by the American Academy of Political and Social Science (2004) and has received the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award (2002)for outstanding contributions to the area of applied psychological research from the American Psychological Society. She was honored with the Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy Award (2001) from the American Psychological Association and has also received the John B. Hill Award from the Society for Research on Adolescence for her life-time contribution to research on adolescence (1996).
Selected Publications of Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
Complete Publications of Jeanne Brooks-Gunn