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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.

Jordan Manchester, MA


MA in Child Study and Human Development


Jordan Manchester is the Director of Research Operations on the Research and Evaluation team with an expertise in early childhood development. Jordan joined the Brazelton Touchpoints Center in 2013.

In her current role, she provides input on operational decisions and project direction for the Research and Evaluation unit. She also leads and supports several federal and local, multi-level research and evaluation programs focused on children 0-8, families, and the providers that serve them. Jordan also serves as a mentor and supervisor for several Research and Evaluation staff providing ongoing supervision, coaching, and feedback to team members.

Selected Publications:

Bartlett, J., Regalbuto, E., Manchester, J., (April, 2017). Multidimensional classification of child maltreatment in Early Head Start.
Paper symposium at the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

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