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. Get in touch with Jayanthi here!

Jayanthi’s bio on the Eliot-Pearson Child Study and Human Development website can be viewed here.