Rachel Cohen, PhD

Associate Professor (PI)

Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

Research Overview

As an applied developmental scientist, I have worked to bridge the worlds of policy, practice, and research in early childhood. I try to bring cutting-edge research to decision makers who make state and federal policies and to professionals who work directly with children and families in local communities. My own research focuses on the biological, relational, and environmental factors influencing the development of children, and on the creation, evaluation, and improvement of intervention programs for families with infants and toddlers, including home visiting, child care, and Early Head Start.


PHD Yale University 1997
MA Tufts University 1994

Recent/Selected Publications

Research Gate

Contact Information
Phone(301) 523-8890
Mailing Address348 Mansfield Road
Unit 1058
Storrs, CT