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Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Dr. Rosenblum is a clinical and developmental psychologist with expertise in early emotional development. Her research and clinical work focus on trauma and relationship disruptions… more

Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures
Dr. Satterfield’s areas of research include first language acquisition in which she investigates the role of linguistic and psycholinguistic factors in Spanish morphosyntax, child bilingualism and… more

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
The predominant focus of Dr. Shah’s clinical and research work is to support the developmental and behavioral needs of young children born at risk with… more

Research Investigator, CHGD
Dr. Craig Smith’s research focuses on children’s social cognitive development and links to social behavior. Examples of specific areas of interest are: children’s developing understanding… more

Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, School of Public Health
Dr. Sonneville is an Assistant Professor in the Human Nutrition Program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a Research Assistant Professor… more

Research Investigator, CHGD
Dr. Cin Cin Tan is currently an instructor at Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Tan’s research crosses developmental, social, and health psychology in order to understand… more

Professor, Psychology
Dr. Twila Tardif’s primary research interests are in exploring the relationships between language, culture, and cognition. In particular, early language learning in Mandarin and Cantonese.… more

Lecturer I, Psychology and Linguistics
Anne-Michelle Tessier (Ph.D. Linguistics, UMass Amherst, 2007) is a phonologist specializing in acquisition, constraint-based grammars, learning algorithms, and child L1 and L2 speech production.  From… more

Collegiate Professor of Social Work
Dr. Richard M. Tolman is a professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work and a Research Professor at the Center for Human… more

Professor, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Dr. Vazquez’s basic science laboratory work focuses on the impact of early life stress on the developing hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and vulnerability to growth disorders, psycho-pathology… more