September 2014 – Dr. Jennifer Kaminski, Team Lead, Child Development Studies (CDS)

Dr. Jennifer KaminskiDr. Jennifer Kaminski has accepted the position of Team Lead of the Child Development Studies (CDS) within NCBDDD’s Division of Human Development and Disability.

Dr. Kaminski began her work with the CDS Team as a Health Scientist in 2009. Her work has focused on parenting, children’s mental health, and evaluation of public health strategies. She led the longitudinal follow-up study of the randomized trial of Legacy for Children™, a parenting intervention for improving child developmental outcomes in low-income families, and led publication of the first outcome results in the American Journal of Public Health. She was the lead author and data analyst on a meta-analytic study of components associated with parent training program effectiveness published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, as well as data analyst on a meta-analytic study of components associated with home visiting program effectiveness published in Pediatrics.

Dr. Kaminski is active in the American Psychological Association (APA), having served on the Executive Committee of APA Division 37 (Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice) and as President of APA’s Section on Child Maltreatment. From 2002-2009, she was a Behavioral Scientist in CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention, providing technical expertise on evaluations of programs to prevent child maltreatment, youth violence, intimate partner violence and suicide.

Dr. Kaminski completed her PhD in Developmental Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2002, where she collaborated on evaluations of adolescent pregnancy prevention programs, a program for non-offending parents of children who had been sexually abused, and a local Child Advocacy Center. She also has direct experience working with children in foster care and children who exhibit problem behaviors.

Please join us in welcoming Marcus and Jennifer to their new roles!

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