I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, researcher at the Centro de Estudios sobre Seguridad y Drogas (CESED) in Universidad de los Andes, graduate student affiliate at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellow (2022-2024), former Science and Innovation Fellow at the Center on the Developing Child (2020-2021), former Knowledge Fellow at the Early Childhood Action Network (ECDAN; 2020-2021), member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for The Lancet Commission on Gender-Based Violence and Maltreatment of Young People, and co-director of the NGO Apapacho.
My research focuses on early childhood development and parenting in global contexts, the effects of corporal punishment and other forms of violence on children's neural, cognitive, and socioemotional development, and the development and evaluation of violence prevention programs and policies. I hold an Ed.M in Human Development & Psychology from Harvard University, M.Sc. in Economics from Universidad de los Andes, and a B.Sc in Economics from Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano.
- Child exposure to violence and self-regulation in South African preschool-age children from low-income settings
- Executive function, self-regulation skills,behaviors, and socioeconomic status in early childhood
- Publishing child development research from around the world: An unfair playing field resulting in most of the world's child population under-represented in research
- The Apapacho Violence Prevention Parenting Program: Conceptual Foundations and Pathways to Scale
- Corporal Punishment and Child Development in Low- and- Middle-Income Countries: Progress, Challenges, and Directions
- Estimates of a multidimensional index of nurturing care in the next 1000 days of life for children in low-income and middle-income countries: a modelling study
- 👏Cuba prohibits corporal punishment of children in the home & alternative care settings❗️ This is a fundamental step forward for the rights and protection of #Cuba’s 2.2 million children! Learn more👉t.co/6sA3nyXZDI #EndCorporalPunishment #ENDviolence t.co/a9vdVU4CPw
- Excited about @AnnaWysocki3 's talk on "Statistical Control Requires Causal Justification" t.co/bpdR1G1iYV t.co/qXVQmt5jZi
- New research #brief: "Measuring #Rohingya Children’s Development: Cultural and Contextual Adaptation of #IDELA", the fifth in the Play to Learn series.