Cybele Raver, Ph.D.

Director Institute of Human Development and Social Change

Cybele Raver, Ph.D., directs NYU’s Institute of Human Development and Social Change. Her research focuses on tools that support children’s positive outcomes in welfare reform and early intervention policies. Dr. Raver currently tests the impact of comprehensive teacher training and mental health consultation services on Head Start classroom processes, on young children’s self-regulation, and on their academic achievement later on in kindergarten and first grade. She serves as a co-investigator on several other preschool intervention studies and regularly advises local and federal government agencies and foundations on promoting school readiness among low-income children.