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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.

Katherine Buttitta, PhD

Research & Evaluation Lead II; Senior Data Analyst; Staff Scientist, Boston Children's Hospital


Team: Research and Evaluation


PhD Claremont Graduate University, Psychology
MA Claremont Graduate University, Psychology
BA Hamilton College, Psychology and French


Dr. Buttitta is a developmental psychologist and program evaluator with expertise in early child development, parenting, and developmental and relational interventions for young children and families.

Dr. Buttitta joined the Research and Evaluation team at the Brazelton Touchpoints Center in 2016. She leads research and evaluation projects evaluating parenting programs, early care program quality, and professional development for early care program providers. As senior data analyst on the Research and Evaluation team, she consults on data analyses and methods across multiple research projects.

Areas of Interest:

Parent-child relationships and parenting, child self-regulation and motivation, and early care program quality.

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