Jack P. Shonkoff

Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Other Positions

Professor of Pediatrics


Boston Children's Hospital



Reducing childhood poverty’s toxic effects

Poverty can make it difficult for children to succeed, both as kids and as adults, according to Scott Delaney, a doctoral student at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Delaney is examining how to reduce the negative…

Childhood adversity disproportionately affects minority groups

A large national study has found that adverse experiences in childhood, such as parental separation or divorce, child abuse, or domestic violence, are common across the U.S. But these experiences are more prevalent among minority groups, including people…