Christina Cipriano

Christina Cipriano

Christina Cipriano is a research scientist 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 research scientist at the Yale Child Study Center.

Dr. Cipriano is an Applied Developmental and Educational Psychologist, and her research focuses on serving vulnerable youth through systematic examination of the interactions within their homes, schools and communities to promote pathways to optimal developmental outcomes. Dr. Cipriano has extensive experience working in classrooms with traditionally underserved student and teacher 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: emotions, emotional intelligence, and social and emotional learning, 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 on Twitter @drchriscip.

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