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Christina Christopoulos

Research Scholar, Duke Center for Child and Family Policy


Christina Christopoulos, a research scholar at the Center for Child and Family Policy, is trained as a developmental psychologist. Her current research interests are in the area of social-emotional development of young children. In the past, her work focused on evaluation of early childhood System of Care programs, child maltreatment, child welfare reform and prevention of conduct disorder. She has also served as a co-investigator in an ACF-funded review of the development of self-regulation and has contributed to a series of papers: (1) building an applied self-regulation model; (2) reviewing the impact of toxic stress on self-regulation; and (3) reviewing the evidence for self-regulation interventions from birth to young adulthood.

Christopoulos currently works at the Center on multiple ongoing research and evaluation projects:

Research Interests:

  • Children's Mental Health
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Preschool Age
  • Program Evaluation