Experts in the Field of Child Development


Julia Torquati is a professor in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies and chair of Infant Mental Health Committee. Torquati studies the impact of programs that move kids outdoors and also studies effective teaching methods for teachers. Her recent work has examined the relationship between family income, parent education and the quality of early childhood education programs, as well as environmental education, a natural way to nurture children’ development and learning. She holds a doctorate in family studies from the University of Arizona and previously worked as a senior research associate at the University of Miami’s Department of Pediatrics.