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Our interdisciplinary team reflects the complexity of issues that intersect in early childhood. Our faculty bring together expertise in research, policy, and practice from across education, medicine, law, business, and engineering.

Core Faculty

Philip Fisher

Philip Fisher, PhD
Excellence in Learning Education Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education
Director

Joan Lombardi

Joan Lombardi, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education
Senior Advisor

Lisa Chamberlain

Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics and, by courtesy, of Education, Stanford School of Medicine
Associate Director

Jelena Obradović

Jelena Obradović, PhD
Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education
Associate Director

Ryan Christopher Padrez

Ryan Christopher Padrez, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, 
Stanford School of Medicine

Faculty Affiliates

Christina Buysse

Christina Buysse, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Stanford School of Medicine

Ben Domingue, PhD
Associate Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education
Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology

Heidi Feldman, MD, PhD
Professor, Pediatrics, 
Stanford School of Medicine

Michael Frank, PhD
Benjamin Scott Crocker Professor of Human Biology, 
School of Humanities & Sciences
Professor of Psychology and (by courtesy) Linguistics

Nicholas Haber, PhD
Assistant Professor, 
Stanford Graduate School of Education
Professor (by courtesy) of Computer Science

 

Guilherme Lichand, PhD
Assistant Professor, 
Stanford Graduate School of Education

Susanna Loeb, PhD
Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education
Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Bruce McCandliss, PhD
Pigott Family Graduate School of Education Professor

sean reardon, EdD
Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education,
Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology

David Rehkopf

David Rehkopf, ScD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and 
Population Health; of Medicine (joint); 
and, by courtesy, of Health Policy, 
Pediatrics, and Sociology
Stanford School of Medicine

Rebecca Silverman

Rebecca Silverman, EdD
Associate Professor,
Stanford Graduate School of Education
 

Deborah Stipek

Deborah Stipek, PhD
Judy Koch Professor of Education, Emerita
Stanford Graduate School of Education
Professor (by courtesy) of Psychology

C. Jason Wang

C. Jason Wang, MD, PhD
Tan Lan Lee Professor,
Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) and of Health Policy, 
Stanford School of Medicine

Jason Yeatman

Jason Yeatman, PhD
Associate Professor, 
Stanford Graduate School of Education,
Professor of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, 
Stanford School of Medicine