Lisa Berlin, Professor
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, especially among low-income families. Dr. Berlin has been conducting attachment and intervention research for over 20 years across many multiple disciplinary fields such as human development, psychology, social work, and public health. A major thrust of Berlin’s research agenda concerns the extent to which attachment-based interventions can improve the efficacy of community-based programs for supporting parenting and early 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.
Berlin earned her PhD and master’s degrees from Pennsylvania State University in Human Development, and her bachelor’s in psychology from Barnard College at Columbia University.
Meet Lisa Berlin
MS, PhD; Pennsylvania State University
Prevention of child maltreatment
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
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.