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    Edward Z. Tronick, PhD - Developmental Psychology

    Edward Z. Tronick, PhD - Developmental Psychology

    Dr. Ed Tronick reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Tronick is the Program Director of the Child Development Unit at the Children's Hospital, a Lecturer on Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and University Distinguished Professor at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, Massachusetts. His research goals include understanding the nature of the process of normal and abnormal developmental processes that are embedded in the emotional and social exchanges of infants and young children and their caregivers. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a recipient of the Award for Excellence from the Boston Institute for the Development of Parents and Infants. Dr. Tronick is a world class researcher and teacher recognized internationally for his work on the neurobehavioral and social emotional development of infants and young children, parenting in the U.S. and other cultures, and infant-parent mental health. He has coauthored or authored more than 150 scientific papers and chapters.

    Education and Training

    PhD: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

    Training: Harvard University, Boston, MA

    Academic Appointments

    Harvard University, Boston, MA:

    • Lecturer on Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Boston, Department of Pediatrics
    • Associate Professor, Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development, and Health

    Professor, University of Massachusetts, Department of Psychology, Boston, MA

    Financial Disclosure

    No financial report received from reviewer.

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