Graduate Opportunities

The Sanford School of Public Policy offers Master's and Doctoral programs. Faculty in the Center for Child and Family Policy teach graduate level courses, serve as student advisors, and often have opportunities for graduate students to gain experience working on their research project teams.

Additionally, many faculty within CCFP have opportunities for postdoctoral associates to further their research training.

Our PhD Students

Our Postdocs

Robert Carr

Focus: Long-term Impacts of Early Care and Education

Sarah Dickerson

Focus: Impact of Maternal Health on Child Health

Maya Escueta

Focus: Trauma, Early Adversity and Family Dynamics in Child Development

Yuerong Liu

Focus: Risk and Protective Factors of Child Maltreatment in Health Care and Social Service Systems

Pete Rehder

Focus: Children’s Emotion Regulation and Cognitive Regulation Skills

Anna Rybinska

Focus: Social Variation in Maternal and Child Well-Being

Susannah Zietz

Focus: Impact of Adversity in Childhood on Adolescent and Adult Behaviors



Contact Us


For more information about graduate opportunities and/or other ways students can get involved with the Center for Child and Family Policy, please contact:

Anna Gassman-Pines