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Dr. rumeli banik

Dr. Rumeli Banik is the Program Officer for the Child Well-being Program at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Her work involves promoting positive child and family outcomes through supporting evidence-based prevention strategies that build on the strengths and assets of vulnerable children, families, and communities. Prior to joining the foundation, Dr. Banik was a co-principal investigator of a study about the role of Latina mothers’ parenting experiences on early childhood development and childcare choices at Fordham University.

Her prior research examined how differences in the experiences of the transition to parenthood influence adjustment to parenthood in first-time mothers from high and low socioeconomic backgrounds. She currently teaches a Masters-level course in research methods at Columbia University. Dr. Banik earned a doctorate in Applied Developmental Psychology from Fordham University, and a Master of Arts in Child Development and a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development and Biomedical Engineering from Tufts University.