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.