Aisha Yousafzai
Associate Professor

Aisha Yousafzai

Associate Professor of Global Health

Global Health and Population

ayousafzai@hsph.harvard.edu


Overview

Dr. Yousafzai's work focuses on:

Developing new interventions and approaches to promote early child development with a particular interest in how to strengthen child and caregiving related outcomes through existing health, nutrition and education systems.
Understanding the implementation structures and processes for early childhood interventions to achieve sustainable impact at-scale.
Promoting capacity development in local communities, services and systems for the effective delivery of interventions to promote early child development.


Bibliography

Manifesto for new directions in developmental science.

Barbot B, Hein S, Trentacosta C, Beckmann JF, Bick J, Crocetti E, Liu Y, Rao SF, Liew J, Overbeek G, Ponguta LA, Scheithauer H, Super C, Arnett J, Bukowski W, Cook TD, Côté J, Eccles JS, Eid M, Hiraki K, Johnson M, Juang L, Landi N, Leckman J, McCardle P, Mulvey KL, Piquero AR, Preiss DD, Siegler R, Soenens B, Yousafzai AK, Bornstein MH, Cooper CR, Goossens L, Harkness S, van IJzendoorn MH.

New Dir Child Adolesc Dev. 2020 Jul. 2020(172):135-149. PMID: 32960503


News

Q & A: Closing the childhood equity gap

Aisha Yousafzai is principal investigator of two large randomized controlled trials focused on early childhood development in Pakistan, and works to create equity for children throughout the world.

Helping vulnerable children thrive

Aisha Yousafzai, associate professor of global health, is the principal investigator of two large randomized controlled trials focused on early childhood development in Pakistan—Pakistan Early Child Development Scale-Up (PEDS) and Youth Leaders for Early Childhood Assuring Children are…