Jayanthi Mistry, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University. She is co-Principal Investigator of the second Massachusetts Healthy Families Evaluation. As an applied developmental and cultural psychologist, her scholarship and teaching are based broadly on a sociocultural perspective that recognizes individual development as situated in context, with culture as the meaning-making processes through which individual and context are integrated. Current research projects examine the dynamic and fluid processes of development, using interpretive research approaches, including person-centered and idiographic analytic methods. In ongoing analysis of MHFE2 data, she is examining young mothers’ narratives of managing parenting and educational trajectories. Email Jayanthi >

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