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Lisa Berlin
NameLisa Berlin
Title:Associate Professor
Expertise:Infant-parent attachment, Early parenting, Prevention of child maltreatment, Home visiting, Program evaluation
Bio: Lisa Berlin is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She collaborates with The Institute to scan and analyze Maryland’s evidence-based home visiting programs and to co-lead the evaluation component of the Maryland LAUNCH project. A developmental psychologist by training, Dr. Berlin’s program of research cuts across social work, developmental psychology, and public health. She is especially interesting in integrating attachment theory, research, and intervention with public health initiatives for infants and young children, such as Early Head Start and home visiting services to prevent early abuse and neglect. Currently, Dr. Berlin directs Partners for Parenting, a 5-year Early Head Start-University Partnership funded by the Administration for Children and Families. Dr. Berlin earned her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University in 1994.