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El profesorado, el personal y los facilitadores nacionales del Brazelton Touchpoints Center representan un equipo multidisciplinar de agentes de cambio, educadores en desarrollo infantil temprano, psicólogos, pediatras, enfermeras pediátricas y otros expertos en desarrollo y comportamiento infantil temprano, formadores en desarrollo profesional, directores de proyectos, evaluadores de programas, estadísticos, profesionales de la participación comunitaria y mucho más. Del mismo modo, nuestras sedes de Touchpoints Training proceden de 33 estados y más de 100 comunidades, desde las urbanas hasta las rurales, y todo lo que hay entre ellas.

Joanne Roberts, PhD, MBA

Deputy Director, Research & Evaluation; Senior Staff Scientist, Boston Children’s Hospital


Team: Research and Evaluation


PhD, New York University; Psychological Development

MBA, Babson College; Business Administration

MA, New York University; Educational Psychology


Dr. Roberts has over 20 years of experience in the field of early education and care, including research and consultative expertise related to both practice and policy. She has extensive research experience working with a range of early education and care providers, community organizations, public school systems, and state agencies.

Dr. Roberts has particular expertise in program quality evaluation and has worked extensively across all types of early childhood education programs, including community-based center care and family child care. She also has experience in working with Indigenous Communities and currently leads two major projects related to early care systems and Indigenous people. Importantly, Dr. Roberts combines her background in psychology with a business degree, which provides her with a unique perspective when providing technical assistance and strategic planning support to organizational capacity-building.

Dr. Roberts joined BTC in 2018. She co-leads the evaluation efforts with several partners, including Keiki Steps, Neighborhood Villages, and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) Project LAUNCH.

Areas of Interest:

Early childhood education and quality of care
Family well-being
Developmental evaluation and school readiness
Policy development related to well-being for families and children
Program development, including strategic planning, translating data into programming action steps, and program capacity-building

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