Lisa Berlin

Lisa BerlinLisa Berlin, Professor

Contact Information:
Phone: (410) 706.6392
E-mail:lberlin@ssw.umaryland.edu
Room: 3E29-D
Berlin CV

Mailing Information:
UM School of Social Work
525 West Redwood Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Lisa Berlin, PhD, is a professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Her research focuses on early child-parent attachment as well as programs and policies to support early parenting. Dr. Berlin has been conducting attachment and intervention research for over 20 years across multiple disciplines including human development, psychology, social work, and public health. A major thrust of Berlin’s research agenda concerns the extent to which attachment-based programs can add value to publicly funded services designed to support early parenting and child development.

Currently, Dr. Berlin directs the Baltimore Babies Project (BBP), a randomized evaluation of the Maryland Family Connects nurse home visiting program for Baltimore City families with infants.

Dr. Berlin earned her PhD and master’s degrees in Human Development and Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University, and her bachelor’s in Psychology from Barnard College.

Meet Lisa Berlin

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Education

MS, PhD; Pennsylvania State University

Expertise and Research Interests

Infant-parent attachment
Early parenting

Prevention of child maltreatment

Home visiting

Program evaluation

Recent Publications and Presentations

Publications:
O’Neal, C. R., Weston, L., Brooks-Gunn, J., Berlin, L. J., & Atapattu, R. (2017). Maternal responsivity to infants in the “High Chair” assessment: Longitudinal relations with toddler outcomes in a diverse, low-income sample. Infant Behavior and Development, 47, 125-137. DOI:  10.1016/j.infbeh.2017.04.002

Presentations:
Associate Professor Lisa Berlin co-authored four presentations at the recent Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Austin, TX. SSW doctoral program alum Allison West, Ph.D.,  led one of the presentations. Tiffany Martoccio, Ph.D., Clinical Research Manager for the Parent, Infant, & Early Childhood Team at the Institute for Innovation and Implementation, co-authored two of the presentations.

Berlin, L. J., Fisher, P., Jones Harden, B., Berry, M., & Watamura, S. (2017, April). Parenting coaching in Early Head Start: Findings from two expert consultation models. In L. Berlin (Chair), Parenting interventions in Early Head Start:  Findings from new models. Symposium presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

Berlin, L. J., Martoccio, T., & Jones Harden, B. (2017, April). Early Head Start plus Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up for low-income families: Initial RCT findings. In L. Berlin (Chair), Community implementation of attachment-based interventions: New frontiers. Symposium presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

Jones Harden, B., Martoccio, T., & Berlin, L. J. (2017, April). Trauma, early parenting, and toddler emotion regulation and behavior problems. In B. Jones Harden (Chair), Child health and developmental outcomes in the context of parental trauma. Symposium presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

West, A., Berlin, L. J., & Jones Harden, B. (2017, April). The benefits and costs of caring: Occupational stress and wellbeing among Early Head Start home visitors. In J. Korfmacher (Chair), Building a better workforce:  What supports are needed for effective early childhood practice? Symposium presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.