Edward Z. Tronick, PhD - Developmental Psychology

Dr. Ed Tronick reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Tronick is the Program Director of the Child Development Unit at the Children's Hospital, a Lecturer on Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and University Distinguished Professor at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, Massachusetts. His research goals include understanding the nature of the process of normal and abnormal developmental processes that are embedded in the emotional and social exchanges of infants and young children and their caregivers. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a recipient of the Award for Excellence from the Boston Institute for the Development of Parents and Infants. Dr. Tronick is a world class researcher and teacher recognized internationally for his work on the neurobehavioral and social emotional development of infants and young children, parenting in the U.S. and other cultures, and infant-parent mental health. He has coauthored or authored more than 150 scientific papers and chapters.

Education and Training

PhD: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Training: Harvard University, Boston, MA

Academic Appointments

Harvard University, Boston, MA:

  • Lecturer on Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Boston, Department of Pediatrics
  • Associate Professor, Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development, and Health

Professor, University of Massachusetts, Department of Psychology, Boston, MA

Financial Disclosure

The final approval of Healthwise content is always made by a clinician with no financial conflicts.

No financial report received from reviewer.