Dr. Christina Cipriano

Christina Cipriano is an Assistant Professor at the Yale Child Study Center and Director of the Education Collaboratory at Yale. An applied developmental and educational psychologist, Dr. Cipriano’s research systematically advances social and emotional learning (SEL) assessments and interventions with marginalized students and educators. Dr. Cipriano has published 80+ papers, commentaries, and reports, spanning top-tier peer-reviewed journals and media outlets including The Washington Post, Education Week, and EdSurge. Dr. Cipriano received her Ph.D. from Boston College, her Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and her undergraduate degree from Hofstra University.

Dr. Cipriano’s research advances the science and practice of social and emotional learning, including the centering of marginalized students and communities, evolving evidence synthesis methodologies, and co-constructing and validating novel school-based SEL assessments. She is currently teaching a new Ed Studies course she developed - Ed Studies 228 Contemporary Topics in SEL. Dr. Cipriano is also developing a Foundations in SEL course to be offered in future semesters based on the new Handbook of SEL forthcoming in 2024.

The work of Christina’s lab, the Education Collaboratory at Yale, is directly relevant to and supportive of the Ed Studies program at Yale. They are thrilled to join with Ed Studies students to support their developing inquiries in education science and practice. Contributing to the Ed Studies community has been a joy for Christina and her team!