Martha Zaslow

Martha Zaslow

Visiting Distinguished Fellow

Areas Of Expertise

Education & Certification

PhD, Personality and Developmental Psychology, Harvard University, Department of Psychology and Social Relations

Martha Zaslow is director of the Office for Policy and Communications of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) and a visiting distinguished fellow at Child Trends. As director of the SRCD Office for Policy and Communications, she facilitates the dissemination of research to decision- makers and the broader public through Congressional and Executive branch briefings, research briefs, and press releases focusing on research in Child Development¸ SRCD’s peer reviewed journal. She also monitors and keeps the SRCD membership apprised of social policy and science policy developments related to children and families. She directs the SRCD Policy Fellowship Program, working with the SRCD Policy Fellows who have placements in the Executive Branch and Congress. As a visiting distinguished fellow at Child Trends, Martha conducts research focusing on professional development of the early childhood workforce, and approaches to improving the quality of early childhood programs.  Martha recently served on the Secretary’s Advisory Committee for Head Start Research and Evaluation and on the Committee on Developmental Outcomes and Assessments of Young Children of the National Research Council.