Christina Cipriano

Christina Cipriano

Christina Cipriano is an assistant professor at the Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine and the director of research at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

Brief Biography

Christina Cipriano, Ph.D., is director of research at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Assistant Professor at the Yale Child Study Center.

Dr. Cipriano is an Applied Developmental and Educational Psychologist, and her research focuses on social and emotional learning (SEL) in the service of traditionally under-served student and teacher populations through systematic examination of the interactions within their homes, schools, and communities to promote pathways to optimal developmental outcomes. Chris is recognized as a national expert in SEL and classroom observation methodologies and has extensive experience working in classrooms with marginalized populations, providing training to teachers and support staff, and direct instruction to students.

Dr. Cipriano directs a team of student and faculty researchers committed to improving outcomes for students and teachers in classrooms serving students with diverse learning needs and designs and maintains large-scale basic and applied research studies on: SEL, emotions, and emotional intelligence, including longitudinal studies and randomized controlled trials. A Jack Kent Cooke Scholar, Dr. Cipriano received her Ph.D. from Boston College Lynch School of Education, her Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and B.A. from Hofstra University Honors College. She is the mother of four beautiful children who inspire her every day to take the moon and make it shine for everyone. Follow her @drchriscip.

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