Dr. Marion O’Brien directs the Family Research Center and is Professor in the Department of Human Development & Family Studies at UNCG. She has conducted extensive research on children and families and is one of the investigators of the NICHD Study of Early Child Care & Youth Development, a national longitudinal study of more than 1,200 children and families nationwide. She is also an investigator for the RightTrack Project in Guilford County, NC, a longitudinal study of children's temperamental characteristics, peer relationships and school performance.
Dr. O’Brien also studies parenting practices and parental attitudes and their influence on parent-child relationships and child development. A book for professionals who work with families of children with autism Beyond the Autism Diagnosis, was published by Paul H. Brookes Publishers in 2006. Email: email@example.com
Pam Baldwin is the Project Coordinator for the STAR Project. She holds a BA in Psychology from UNCG and a Masters in Liberal Studies in addition to a post bachelor certificate in Nonprofit Management. She has a strong interest in the nonprofit sector and hopes to pursue a career in nonprofit management or philanthropy. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org