Dr. Deborah F. Perry is the Director of Research and Evaluation and a Research Professor at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development. Over the last two decades, she has served as an external evaluator for a broad array of state and federally funded initiatives and conducted many community-based research projects. Her research focuses on developing and testing preventive interventions for vulnerable populations. Dr. Perry has published extensively—with more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and dozens of translational research to practice briefs—and currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Infant Mental Health Journal. She has a Ph.D. in maternal and child health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and a master's degree in psychology.