P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale


Member Since: 2013

P. Lindsay Chase Lansdale, Frances Willard Professor of Human Development and Social Policy at the School of Education and Social Policy, is also Associate Provost for Faculty and Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research (IPR), Northwestern University. She was the founding director of the NICHD-funded center, Cells to Society (C2S): The Center on Social Disparities and Health at IPR. Chase-Lansdale is an expert on the interface between research and social policy for children and families, a former Congressional Science Fellow sponsored by the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 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 adults. Much of her work addresses family strengths that lead to children’s positive social and educational outcomes in the context of economic hardship. 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 (SRA) Social Policy Award as well as the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public Policy for Children. She was also a Fellow in Ascend at the Aspen Institute, a program designed to take a two-generation approach in policy, practice, and research on educational success and economic security for low-income parents and their young children, and she served as Visiting Committee Chair of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Chase-Lansdale received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1981.

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