Graduate School of Education
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Ph.D. Student in Education, admitted Autumn 2022
BioMy research primarily focuses on the economics of education and education policy in low-income countries, applying insights from psychology. Recently, I have been dabbling in machine learning and natural language processing and its applications to education research. I have previously worked at the Development Innovation Lab (UChicago), J-PAL and the OECD. Visit my personal website for more information.
Shashank V. Joshi, MD
Professor (Teaching) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development) and, by courtesy of Pediatrics and, of EducationOn Partial Leave from 10/15/2023 To 05/30/2024
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Joshi's teaching and research focuses on increasing knowledge and effectiveness of school mental health, youth wellbeing, positive psychology, pediatric psychotherapy and medication interventions. Areas of study include: the therapeutic alliance in medical care, structured psychotherapy interventions, cultural issues in pediatrics, wellbeing promotion and suicide prevention in schools settings, and faculty development in graduate medical education.
Professor of Education, Emerita
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPoor Reading in Preterms: Neural Basis, Prediction, & Response to Intervention (with Heidi Feldman & Michal Ben Shachar). Five-year grant funded by NICHD, 2012-2017.
Effects of early elementary school instruction, and specific interventions, on literacy and language growth.
Longitudinal study of literacy development from preschool through first grade. Focus on classroom factors in 13 kindergarten and 13 first grade classrooms that affect growth across the years in children with different entering skill and language profiles.