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Faculty, staff, and National Facilitators at the Brazelton Touchpoints Center represent a multi-disciplinary team of change agents, early child development educators, psychologists, pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, and other early child development and behavior experts, professional development trainers, project directors, program evaluators, statisticians, community engagement professionals, and more. Similarly, our Touchpoints Training sites hail from 33 states and over 100 communities, from urban to rural, and everything in between.

Catherine Ayoub, MN, EdD


EdD, Harvard University in Counseling & Consulting Psychology


Dr. Ayoub is a psychologist and nurse practitioner with over 40 years of experience in working with young children, their families, and communities. Her research and practice interests focus on consequences of early trauma and resilience on child and adult development; and on design, implementation, and evaluation of prevention/intervention systems to reduce risk and promote healing. She has championed community participatory research approaches that help bring to scale innovative prevention and intervention systems. Author of over 170 publications, Catherine has a special interest in Latinx and Native American communities. Her forensic practice includes national work with courts across the country.

Areas of Interest:

Community participatory research
Intervention evaluation and scaling
Impact of trauma across the lifespan -prevention & treatment
Infant and early childhood mental health consultation
Early care systems/Head Start/Early Head Start/home visiting
Child development & developmental outcomes
Young children and families
Family engagement
Family well-being & family adversity
Improving Pediatric practice
Understanding and preventing child maltreatment
Working with chronically ill children
Forensic psychology practice with children & their families
Hispanic families and their children
Native American families and their communities

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