Jack Shonkoff – Leveraging 21st Century Science to Advance Social Justice

Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D.

Leveraging 21st-Century Science to Advance Social Justice

Thursday, February 15, 2018
5 p.m., Leo Weinstein Auditorium

Smith College
Fort Hill
28 Lyman Road
Northampton, MA 01063

Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., is founding director of Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child, whose mission is to bring credible science to bear on public policy affecting young children. He also chairs the JPB Research Network on Toxic Stress, which is developing new ways to assess the biological, bio-behavioral and health consequences of excessive stress. In 2011, he launched Frontiers of Innovation to support the lifelong health of young children and families experiencing significant adversity. Shonkoff is a chaired professor at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and at the Graduate School of Education; he also is professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital.


Fall 2017 Event: Conversations between Practitioners and Researchers

Conversations between Practitioners and Researchers: Working with Families and Young Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

You’re invited to attend the first in a series of conversations between practitioners and researchers.

Hosted by Massachusetts Association for Infant Mental Health. Speakers will include practitioners, researchers and consumers.

MassAIMH is delighted to bring together the practice and research community to talk about the benefits and challenges of doing practice-informed research and research-informed practice.


  • Kevin Nugent, Ph.D & Ruth Paris, Ph.D & LICSW
  • Carmen Rosa Noroña LCSW, MSEd (practitioner perspective)
  • Jessica Dym Bartlett MSW, Ph.D (researcher perspective)
  • Mother who has participated in home visiting
  • Home visitor

When: Thursday October 12th, 2017
Where: Jewish Family & Children’s Services, 1430 Main Street, Waltham MA
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm