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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.

Nicholas Carstensen


BA, Global Studies, University of Vermont


Nicholas Carstensen joined the Brazelton Touchpoints Center's Research and Evaluation team in June 2023. In his position, he contributes to a wide array of office and operation support duties. Before his position at BTC, Nicholas worked in various key contributing roles — including as a fellow, program writer, and program assistant — at the Immigrant Family Services Institute. Nicholas is dedicated to empowering underserved, marginalized communities and advancing social change. He holds a BA degree in Global Studies from the University of Vermont, and is currently enrolled in an MBA program in General Management and International Relations at Boston University.

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