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Debra Umberson, Director 305 E. 23rd Street, Stop G1800 78712-1699 • 512-471-5514

Christina Caramanis

PRC Graduate Student Trainee M.A., Columbia University

Christina Caramanis


Christina Nefeli Caramanis is a first year doctoral student at the LBJ School with a focus in Social Policy.  She holds a B.A. in Sociology and Philosophy from Boston University and an M.A. in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.  Her research interests focus on the dynamic interplay between poverty--both at the community and family levels--and the social, emotional, behavioral, cognitive and academic development of children and youth.  In an effort to inform policy in various community (e.g., education) and family (e.g., parental leave, ECEC) settings, she is broadly interested in: (1) looking at the pathways through which antipoverty programs and policies interact with system-wide patterns of behavior and overall child and family well-being, and (2) using higher level statistical modeling and analysis to quantitatively address individual- and system-level change in key family- and child-level processes. 

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