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Compton Foundation Centennial Professor Emerita of Social Work for the Prevention of Children’s and Youth Problems;
Co-Director, Institute for Child and Family Policy at Columbia University; Co-Director, Cross-National Studies Research Program

Sheila B. Kamerman is an active and prolific social policy practitioner and scholar. In addition to her research and scholarly writing, she serves on several Boards of Directors of child and policy-related organizations, including: Zero to Three: The National Center for Infants and Toddlers and their Families, Citizen’s Committee for the Children of New York; the Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, and the National Partnership of Women and Families.

She is on the Advisory Board of several scholarly journals, including the Children and Youth Services Review, the Social Service Review and the International Social Security Review. She is a frequent lecturer on such topics as how America neglects its youngest children, family change and family policies internationally.

She consults with U.S. and international organizations regarding early childhood education and care,  parental leave policies, and child poverty.