Chie Kotake is a Project Manager at the Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Smith College and completed her master’s and doctorate degree in Child Development at Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University. She received a fellowship from the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-being for examining the link between maternal depression and child maltreatment among young mothers. She is currently involved as a lead data analyst in two quasi-experimental evaluations of home visiting programs in Massachusetts using home visiting program data, birth and hospital records, Early Intervention program data, and healthcare claims data to assess impacts of home visiting on maternal and infant health and developmental outcomes. Her research experiences also include working as a research assistant for numerous projects, including the Toddler Development Project examining behavioral and emotional regulation of internationally adopted infants. She also holds a teaching license for infant/toddler and preschool levels from the Department of Early Education and Care and has worked in various school settings. Her research interest focuses on the role of parenting in the development of young children facing adversities. She is also interested in the cultural differences of family practices and their influence on children’s development. Get in touch with Chie here!