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Chase-Lansdale Receives Distinguished Child Development Award

SESP Professor recognized for contributions to public policy for children

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April 20, 2011

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, professor of human development and social policy in the School of Education and Social Policy, was selected to receive the 2011 Distinguished Contributions to Public Policy for Children award from the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD).

The award honors Chase-Lansdale for “pioneering research on child and family policy issues; for multidisciplinary work on longitudinal studies of children and their families living in low-income neighborhoods in three cities; for careful description of children’s and mothers’ experiences in three-generational families.” 

She is also credited with directing the first SRCD policy office in Washington, DC, and initiating the Society’s Social Policy Report as well as “inspiring students’ and colleagues’ work at the interface between research and policy.”

Chase-Lansdale is a fellow in the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, and she serves as chair of the board of directors of the Foundation for Child Development. She is the recipient of the Society for Research on Adolescence Social Policy Award and the Martin E. and Gertrude G. Walder Award for Research Excellence at Northwestern. She also chairs the visiting committee of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the NIH Study Section on Social Sciences and Population Studies.

The Society for Research in Child Development is an international professional association with a membership of approximately 5,500 researchers, practitioners and human development professionals. Its goals are to promote multidisciplinary research in the field of human development, to foster the exchange of information among scientists and other professionals and to encourage applications of research findings.

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