Annie Davis Schoch

Annie Davis Schoch

Research Scientist

Areas Of Expertise

Education & Certification

PhD, The Catholic University of America

Annie Davis Schoch, PhD, is a research scientist in early childhood at Child Trends. Annie conducts research and evaluation projects on early childhood services, focusing on program quality and access as mechanisms for enhancing equity and improving developmental trajectories. As a licensed clinical psychologist, she integrates empirical skills (e.g., research design, statistical analyses, and scholarly writing) with clinical experience to engage in applied, community-based, policy-relevant projects and to translate research to practice.

Annie has a particular emphasis on integrating mental health services into other service settings, with specific expertise in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC). Her additional areas of interest include evidence-based home visiting, dyadic early childhood mental health interventions, preschool suspension and expulsion, trauma, and implicit bias in early education.

Annie completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Delaware and her PhD at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. She was selected for the Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Wellbeing, as well as a one-year internship at the American Psychological Association as a public interest policy scholar. She trained as a psychology intern at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and has clinical experience providing a range of psychological services for children experiencing mental health difficulties with specialized training in early childhood and trauma.

Annie has co-authored a range of peer-reviewed papers, evaluation reports, manuals, and scholarly presentations. Prior to Child Trends, she was a research assistant professor at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, where she currently holds an adjunct professor position. There, she served as the associate director for research and evaluation for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)-funded Center of Excellence for IECMHC.