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Dr. P. Lindsay Chase Lansdale

Dr. P. Lindsay Chase Lansdale

Associate Provost for Faculty, Northwestern University : Chicago, IL

Dr. P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale is Professor of Human Development and Social Policy at the School of Education and Social Policy and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University. She is an expert on the interface between research and social policy for children and families, a former AAAS Congressional Science Fellow, and the first developmental psychologist to be tenured in a public policy school in the United States. She specializes in multidisciplinary research on social issues and how they affect families and the development of children, youth, and young adults. Much of her work addresses family strengths that promote healthy social and educational outcomes for children in poverty. Specific topics include two-generation educational interventions for young parents and children, early childhood education and care, postsecondary education for low-income young adults, immigration, welfare reform, maternal employment, marriage and cohabitation, parent-child relationships, and social disparities in health.

Chase-Lansdale is a fellow in the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. She is the recipient of the Society for Research on Adolescence Social Policy Award as well as the SRCD Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public Policy for Children. She chairs the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the NIH Study Section on Social Sciences and Population Studies. Chase-Lansdale received her B.A., Magna Cum Laude, in Social Relations from Harvard University in 1974 and her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1981.