(In alphabetical order)
Neha Anand is student research assistant at the Yale Child Study Center. Her activities involve assistance with the content creation of our communications platforms, including support to this site and a forthcoming global, knowledge sharing website that is designed to represent the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC) and support its mission and activities.
She is a senior in Yale College, double majoring in Economics and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. She became involved with the Yale Child Study Center as president of the Yale UNICEF Chapter her junior year. In collaboration with the Yale Child Study Center, she led Yale UNICEF's 4th Annual Conference on Children's Rights that focused on early childhood development. She is very interested in the biology of early childhood development (ECD), the economic benefits of investing in ECD, and how they contribute to peacebuilding at both the local and international levels. She hopes to use the knowledge she has gained working on ECD with the Child Study Center as an aspiring physician. Neha is also involved in research at the Yale School of Medicine and a volunteer for the Arts for Healing program at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital.
N. Shemrah Fallon is communications platform and community-building planner, developer and content strategist with respect to this site and a forthcoming global, knowledge sharing website, designed to represent the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC) and support its mission and activities.
She has participated in child and adolescent social and mental health research for the past 17 years at the Yale Child Study Center in project coordination and technological capacities. Her project coordination and study management activities have included: large scale, longitudinal assessments to identify socially and emotionally at-risk school youth to inform intervention development for positive outcomes with a focus on efficacy of science to practice translation to increase comprehension and utilization of findings among school administration; and a complex tri-state assessment to understand issues of identity development of Muslim and Arab children growing up in the US to raise awareness at educational and policy-making levels. Her involvement with our current project in Lebanon, a parenting intervention with Palestinian refugees, involves the management of the study's compliance with the Yale Internal Review Board.