Dr. Richard P. Fox (Email) is the data analyst at the National Center for Children and Families. He is involved in organizing, managing, and analyzing data from various studies involving child and adolescent behavior. He also works with Dr. Michelle Warren at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital on medical studies dealing with development. He has a degree in General-Experimental Psychology, specializing in learning and experimental design, from the City University of New York (CUNY). He has taught courses in psychology at Brooklyn College, Hunter College, and Fordham University.
Dr. Margo Gardner (Email),
a Research Scientist at NCCF, earned her doctoral degree
in developmental psychology at Temple University, and her
B.A. in psychology at Duquesne University. Her past research
has focused on risk-taking among adolescents and the development
of juvenile offending. Her current research interests include
the roles of peer, parent, and community processes in adolescent
social development. Additional interests include studying
factors that facilitate and prevent the development of problem/risk
behavior among both normal and at-risk youth. Dr. Gardner
works on several NCCF research studies, including the Parenting and Adolescent Risk Behavior in Context and the Neighborhood Context and Adolescent Psychological and Behavioral Health projects.
Dr. Pamela Kato Klebanov (Email) received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Princeton University in 1989. Dr. Klebanov is currently a Research Scientist at the National Center for Children and Families, and an affiliate of the Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing at Princeton University.
Dr. Anne Martin (Email) is a Senior Research Scientist and the Coordinator at the National Center for Children and Families. She earned her doctoral and master's degrees in public health from Columbia University. She is interested in both early childhood development and adolescent sexual behavior. Her research has focused on the effects of early intervention, the interplay between maternal and paternal supportive parenting, child care/classroom quality, adolescent sexual behavior, and young children's early self-regulation and cognition. At NCCF Dr. Martin has been involved in: Young Children's Self-Regulation in an Urban Context, Parenting and Adolescent Risk Behavior in Context, Child Care Subsidy Use Among Low-Income Families, The Effects of Classroom Quality on Third Grade Achievement, the Infant Health and Development Program, and the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project Grade 5 Follow-Up Study.
Dr. Amélie Petitclerc (Email) is a Visiting Scholar at the NCCF, supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. She completed a MA in forensic psychology at the University of British Columbia and a PhD in clinical psychology (2008) at l’Université Laval, in Quebec City. She pursued postdoctoral research for two years in Ireland, at the University College Dublin Geary Institute, before arriving at the NCCF in January 2011. She is interested in the development and prevention of disruptive behavior problems in children, and the use of new statistical methods to test causal effects of services and policies on children’s development. She currently works on data from the Infant Health and Development Program, as well as longitudinal studies from Canada and other Western countries.
Dr. Elizabeth Riina (Email) is a post-doctoral Research Scientist at NCCF. She earned her doctoral degree in Human Development & Family Studies from Penn State University, and her B.A. in Brain & Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester. Her research interests focus on family systems and adolescent development, and on the roles of family and socio-cultural contexts for adolescent development and well-being. Additional interests include studying the risk and protective factors that contribute to family and adolescent development, the interactions between neighborhood and family dynamics, and the development of coparenting relationships. Dr. Riina is involved in the Parenting and Adolescent Risk Behavior in Context and the Neighborhood Context and Adolescent Psychological and Behavioral Health projects.
Dr. Jeanne L. Reid (Email) is a Research Scientist at NCCF. She earned her doctoral degree in Early Childhood Policy from Teachers College at Columbia University, and her Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School at Harvard University. Her research interests focus on issues of both equity and excellence in preschool settings. Her doctoral work examined the relationship between the socio-economic composition of preschool classrooms and children’s learning during a year of Pre-K. Additional interests include studying the efforts at different levels of government to create systemic supports for high-quality early care and education, and she is working on several studies at NCCF to analyze the alignment and quality of early learning standards and the implications for policy and practice.